By Eli Yokley
August 15, 2022 at 5:00 am ET
President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are both undoubtedly the faces of their respective parties. But the latest installment of Morning Consult’s annual State of the Parties survey shows voters are becoming less likely to see them as their best representatives.
Beyond Biden’s incumbency and Trump’s campaign that has hardly stopped following his 2020 loss, both figures remain popular with their party’s voters and continue to lead in early polls of the Democratic and Republican electorates.
And despite their far different troubles over the past several months — Biden’s post-honeymoon stumbles on his agenda and an inflation-ridden economy and the intense focus on Trump’s potential criminality — the majority of Democrats and Republicans still want to see their party’s leader run for president again in 2024.
While the thirst for a 2020 nomination redux is stronger on the right, Biden’s position looks more secure, given that the person most Democratic voters see as their best standard-bearer is constitutionally barred from holding the Oval Office ever again.
The latest State of the Parties survey was conducted July 30-31, 2022, among a national sample of 1,578 Democratic voters and 1,363 Republican voters, with unweighted margins of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Eli Yokley is a senior data reporter at Morning Consult covering politics and campaigns. @eyokley