54% of Democrats Now say They 'Approve' of Dumping Biden from Ticket

The lack of a good second choice may also be playing a key role in depressing Democrats.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — The latest devastating poll results for National Democrats and Joe Biden were delivered by Rasmussen Reports on Tuesday. More Democrats than Republicans now say they want President Joe Biden kicked off the ticket – with 54% of Democrat "Likely Voters" saying they would "approve" of Mr. Biden being replaced.

It's an unparalleled and shocking dismissal of the Democrat Party chief just months before Election Day.

By comparison, just 43% of Republicans said they would "approve" of Democrats replacing Biden at the top of the ticket – while 50% of Independents said the same.

Just 37% of Democrats said they would "disapprove" of replacing Biden on the ticket, despite growing concerns about his economic policies and mental and health failings.

When Republicans and independent "likely voters" are included in the results, 49% said they would approve of Biden being replaced on the ticket. Another 37% disapproved.

As usual, the Rasmussen Survey was made up of 35% Democrats, 33% Republicans, and 32% mostly independents.

Nearly half of voters – including a majority of Democrats – think it’s OK for the Democrat Party to replace President Joe Biden with some other candidate. 

The latest Rasmussen Reports National Telephone & online Survey found that:

  • 49% of Likely U.S. Voters would "Approve" of Democrats finding another candidate to replace Biden before the November Election,
    • including 24% who would "Strongly Approve."
  • 37% would "disapprove" of Democrats ditching Biden, 
    • including 23% who would "Strongly Disapprove."
  • Another 13% are not sure.

These findings – which have changed only slightly since February – indicate that Democrats understand they are stuck with Biden.

When asked how likely it was that Biden would be replaced, 38% said it was likely, while 57% said it wasn’t.

The lack of a good second choice may also be playing a key role in depressing Democrats.
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been the most talked about alternative, but just 8% of Democrats think he would be a better presidential candidate than Biden.
  • For Michelle Obama, the figure is 21%. (The former first lady has repeatedly said whe would not to run.)
  • Vice President Kamala Harris was considered a better pick than Biden by 17% of Democrats.
    • The top pick was “none of them,” at 31%.
At this point in the election cycle, there is little Democrats can do to replace Biden. He has won 3,664 delegates, and only needs 1,968 to win the Democrat nomination.

The only way to change the outcome would be for Mr. Biden to step aside – and the last sitting president to do so was Lyndon B. Johnson when he faced widespread opposition inside the party over his Vietnam War policies in 1968.

The Democrat Party's convention is set for August 19th through the 22nd in Chicago,

In 2020, Biden clinched victory by narrowly winning in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. However, an analysis by NPR’s Domenico Montanaro found that:

“Just 44,000 votes in Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin separated Biden and Trump from a tie in the Electoral College.”

With less than six months until the presidential election, President Joe Biden‘s average job approval rating is 38.7%, making it the lowest 13th-quarter approval rating of all nine past presidents in their 1st Term in Office.