According to a recent poll from Quinnipiac University, support for Joe Biden appears to be slipping as the former Vice President’s unfavorable rating continues to rise. The poll shows Biden with a net -8 favorability rating, with 43 percent of those surveyed viewing him favorably, while 51 percent viewed him unfavorably. This marks a notable shift from previous polls, which pegged the former Vice President’s favorability ratings in the high 50s.
The slide in Biden’s numbers appears to be due in part to concerns over his age and health. Biden is 76-years-old and has been open about the fact that he plans to release his medical records in September. As the 2020 election draws nearer, many Democratic voters appear to be rethinking their support for Biden, with some even calling for a possible alternative candidate.
It remains unclear whether this shift in opinion will have any lasting impact on the Democratic presidential primary. But it does show that Biden’s support may be softening, even among Democrats who have been willing to back him up until now. As the race shifts into high gear in the coming months, Biden’s favorability numbers will be a key indicator to watch closely.