Former Vice President Joe Biden has seen a sharp decline in his approval ratings since former Senate staffer Tara Reade accused him of sexual assault, at least one new poll shows.
Just 34% of voters have a favorable opinion of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, compared to 56% of voters who have an unfavorable opinion of Biden, according to a poll published Wednesday by the left-wing Daily Kos. The same poll found that 43% of Americans have a favorable opinion of President Donald Trump, compared to 55% who have an unfavorable opinion of the president.
Despite Trump’s approval ratings being significantly higher, the poll found that Biden maintains a narrow lead over Trump among national voters, leading the president 47-44%. The poll was conducted among 1,546 adults between May 2-5, and has a margin of error of roughly 2.5%.
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) May 6, 2020
The Daily Kos poll was one of the first to be released since the former vice president broke his silence on allegations that he sexually assaulted a female aide in 1993, when Biden serving as a U.S. senator from Delaware. Biden denied those allegations during an appearance on MSNBC last week.
“I’m saying unequivocally it never, never happened and it didn’t,” Biden told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
However, 26% of Democrats now believe that Biden should drop out of the race, including 40% of voters under the age of 45, according to a Morning Consult poll published Tuesday.
Author: William Davis
Source: Daily Caller: POLL: Just 34% Of Voters Have A Favorable Opinion Of Joe Biden