President Joe Biden's dropping poll numbers are concerning Senate Democrats, according to a new report.
The report from the Hill shared concerns from multiple Democratic leaders who shared issues over how the 2024 race is shaping up for a potential Biden rematch with former President Donald Trump.
Biden’s Poll Numbers Alarm Senate Democrats as Economic Messaging Falls Flat @ SenateDems are you all that stupid https://t.co/KC8OLH0QQh
— Joseph Ney (@JosephNeySailor) September 11, 2023
Democrats “got to be concerned about those poll numbers, you just do," Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) told the outlet.
“There’s plenty of time to get them back up. Whether he can or not, I just don’t know but you got to be concerned,” he added.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 10, 2023
“They think inflation is still running away,” Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) said of voters. “Inflation … [is] relatively speaking, under control. Now we’re not at two percent, but we’re darn close.
“I think we have to find some fresh ways of letting people know that the reality of what we’re seeing is little short of a miracle," he added.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 8, 2023
"A CNN poll contained numerous red flags for Biden and Democrats. It found 46 percent of registered voters said any Republican presidential nominee would be better than Biden in next year’s election, and 49 percent said Biden’s age was their biggest concern about him as a candidate in 2024," according to the Hill's report.
"Biden’s overall approval rating in the poll was 39 percent, and just 74 percent among Democrats," it continued.
The concerning poll numbers have led to continued speculation of an alternative candidate to replace Biden, though the president has repeatedly said he will run for a second term.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has been rumored as the key candidate who could make a run for Democrats. Newsom has stated as recently as last week that he has no plans to run in 2024.
The situation leaves Democrats in a concerning spot as they seek to fight off a comeback bid from former President Donald Trump. If Biden's popularity continues to drop among voters, it could lead to concerns both for Biden and Democrats down the ticket who would suffer under a strong Republican turnout in the next election.