SURVEY: Biden Endorsement Has Negative Effect on Candidates


When it’s all said and done, the presidency of Joe Biden will be remembered as one of the strangest in American history.

Biden was a stop-gap candidate, goaded into running by the Democrats, (and Mitt Romney), as a way to steal away enough midwestern moderate voters to keep Donald Trump from being elected for a second term in 2020.

Then, when he ascended to office, Biden’s lackluster policy pacing gave the American people the impression that he was just as reluctant a leader as he was a candidate.

And now, as we prepare for yet another grueling two year electoral cycle, Biden’s enthusiasm is again a problem…particularly for candidates that may find themselves endorsed by the President.

An endorsement from President Biden makes an individual “less likely” to support a candidate, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday found.

The survey, released on Election Day, asked respondents, “If a candidate was endorsed by President Joe Biden, would that make you more likely or less likely to vote for that candidate?”

A plurality, 46 percent, said a Biden endorsement would make them “less likely” to support a candidate, while 28 percent said it would make them “more likely” to support them. Nearly a quarter, 24 percent, said it “would not make much of a difference.”

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Further, a plurality of independents, 43 percent, also said a Biden endorsement of a candidate would make them “less likely” to support that individual.

While Biden’s time in office has certainly been problematic at times, this latest revelation is a far more damning indication of the issues facing the Democratic Party in the coming months.