President Biden’s approval rating among Democrat voters is taking a hit over his support for Israel, particularly among Democrats under the age of 35, CNN reported.
In a recent Quinnipiac poll, Biden’s approval of his handling of the conflict is only 56 percent among Democrat and Democrat-leaning voters while his overall approval rating among Democrats is 76 percent.
Overall, 36 percent of Democrat and Democrat-leaning voters disapprove of Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war, and most of those are younger, with a staggering 69 percent of Democrats under 35 disapproving of the president’s handling of the conflict while only 24 percent approve.
Among older Democrat voters the trend is markedly different, with 77 percent approving of the president’s handling of the conflict and just 16 percent disapproving.
When asked which side they favor more in the conflict, 74 percent of Democrats under 35 prefer the Palestinians while only 16 percent favor the Israelis.
Overall, however, Democrats are nearly evenly divided, with 39 percent siding with the Palestinians and 35 percent siding with the Israelis.
At the same time, 70 percent of Democrat and Democrat-leaning voters believe that it is in the United States’ interest to support Israel.
However, among Democrats under 35, only 40 percent believe supporting Israel is in the national interest while the majority, 52 percent, disagree.
The generational split among Democrat voters could spell trouble for President Biden in the General Election, no matter who the 2024 GOP nominee might be. In 2020, Biden defeated Trump among voters under 35 by over 20 points. In recent polling, Biden is only leading Trump among younger voters by the low single-digits.
While polling a year out from the General Election is notoriously unreliable, it does suggest that the president’s support among a voting base he relied on in 2020 could be collapsing.