Connect with us


CA Voters Don’t Want Trump or Biden on 2024 Ballot: Poll



61% of California voters oppose Joe Biden, right, running for re-election; 71% give a thumbs-down to Donald Trump. (GV Wire File)
Share with friends


A new Berkeley IGS poll indicates that California voters have had enough of former president Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.

About 61% of the state’s registered voters oppose Biden seeking a second term, and 71% gave a thumbs-down to Trump being the GOP standard bearer for the third consecutive time.

The strong opposition to Trump reflects the huge voter registration advantage that Democrats have over Republicans in the state. Two-thirds of Republicans want Trump on the ballot again compared to 7% of Democrats.

Among Democrats, the sentiment about Biden is evenly split — 46% favoring and 46% opposing another Biden presidential bid.

Support for Newsom Presidential Bid

Though Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s not planning a 2024 presidential run, the poll suggests that California Democrats would back such an effort.

Among the party’s primary voters,  25% selected Newsom as their first or second choice if Biden doesn’t run. Sen. Bernie Sander (I-Vermont) and Vice President Kamala Harris each totaled 18% as first or second choices.

It’s Trump vs. DeSantis on the GOP Side

According to the poll, the Republican derby centers almost exclusively on Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Trump received 38% support and DeSantis 27%.

The poll was done online in English and Spanish among 9,254 registered voters in the state beginning Aug. 9 and ending Aug. 15.

View the poll questions and tabulation of responses at this link.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

Continue Reading
Advertisement GVwire