47% of Americans consider voting for a third party in 2024

Biden and Trump lead the races in their respective parties. Americans’ priorities are the economy and the defense of democracy.

Forty-seven percent of Americans would consider voting for a third party candidate in 2024. Among the candidates competing in the primaries for the two major parties, Donald Trump and Joe Biden are the most popular. When casting their ballots, citizens’ main concerns will be the economy and the defense of democracy.

This was revealed in a national survey conducted by Quinnipiac University. According to Tim Malloy, polling analyst for the think tank, "No specific name for the candidate, no specific designation for the party, but it is a vivid indication that for many voters, the status quo is a no-go." The study detailed that, within the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, voters’ current preferences would mean a 2020 presidential election rematch between Trump and Biden.

Former President Trump receives 54% support among Republican voters, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 25%. He is followed from far behind by Nikki Haley and former Vice President Mike Pence, each with 4% support. In fourth place is Tim Scott, senator from South Carolina.

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination remained unchanged from last month. President Biden maintains 71% support among his party's voters, while Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has 14%. Marianne Williamson is in third place with 7% support.

Biden's approval rating remains low

In addition, voters said the issues they consider in deciding their vote are the economy and the defense of American democracy. Abortion, gun violence and immigration are the other issues of concern to Americans.

The Quinnipiac University poll again showed voter dissatisfaction with Biden's term. His approval continues to be low (38%), while 54% said they disapprove of his work as president.