One-fifth of Joe Biden’s voters regret voting for the president, according to a Zogby Analytics poll conducted in early August. Paul Bedard highlighted the poll in his Washington Secrets column for The Washington Examiner. Worse for Biden is that “many more voters might be expressing regret if Biden and company do not score a victory soon,” according to pollster Jonathan Zogby. Seventy-six percent did not regret their vote, and 4 percent were unsure.
Twenty-one percent of Democrats regretted their votes for Biden, as did 29 percent of Republican voters who voted for the president, and 14 percent of Independents. While that 14 percent of Independents may have helped Biden overall in this poll, other polls show Biden has lost popularity with Independents.
Is that 20 percent a lot? It’s actually quite significant. As Zogby explains it:
Why does this matter? If you take into consideration the size of the electorate, and how the last two Presidential elections (2016 and 2020) were decided by tens of thousands of votes in a handful of battleground states, this could really hurt President Biden’s chances in 2024. But even though Joe Biden has suffered humiliating defeats in recent weeks, he still has time to recover. One still gets the sense his ship is sinking fast, and he might not have any lifeboats aboard to save him. Biden’s low approval numbers, the botched withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, and inflation eating away the purchasing power of Americans are the president’s biggest problems now.