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Only 9% of likely voters in New Hampshire “definitely” want President Biden to run again, while 20% said he should “probably” run, according to a poll of likely voters in the state that hosts the first primary in presidential elections.
The number of voters who definitely do not want Biden to run again increased from 43% in 2021 to 52% in 2022, according to the University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released Wednesday.
Among likely Democratic voters, just 54% said Biden should run again — a steep drop-off from the 74% of self-identified Democrats who said they wanted Biden to seek re-election in University of New Hampshire’s 2021 survey.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval rating in New Hampshire is well below President Biden’s, according to a Wednesday poll measuring support for potential 2024 candidates.
Harris had 23% favorability in the University of New Hampshire poll, compared to Biden’s 23%, but the amount of likely Democratic primary voters who viewed the vice president unfavorably was substantially higher. Sixty-four percent of respondents view Harris unfavorably as a potential 2024 Democratic presidential nominee, compared to 56% who viewed Biden unfavorably.
Biden’s net unfavorability of negative 30 percentage points is tied for the lowest ever, which was set in May 2020, a few months before he won the Democratic nomination for president.
A nationwide Fox News poll conducted earlier in June found that a Harris is unpopular among likely voters, with 39% viewing her favorably and 56% unfavorably.
Speculation about selecting a Democratic nominee other than Biden has increased recently amid the president’s disappointing approval ratings, concerns about his age and the potential for a disastrous midterm cycle for Democrats.
The University of New Hampshire’s survey also covered potential Republican presidential nominees, and voters had a more favorable view of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis than former President Trump.
Among likely Republican primary…