2024 Election: Majority of Democrats Don’t Want Biden as Presidential Candidate, Poll Finds
An ABC/Washington Post poll released over the weekend found that only 35% of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents support President Joe Biden for the 2024 nomination.
A majority of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents want the Democratic Party to remove Biden from the top spot on the 2020 presidential ticket and replace him with someone else.
According to polling, the top three preferred candidates to replace Biden are Michelle Obama (16%), failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (6%), and Vice President Kamala Harris (6%).
The president’s approval rating is underwater, with only 39 percent approving and 53 percent disapproving, a very low metric for a president seeking reelection.
Biden Running in 2024?
Last week on CBS News’ 60 Minutes, Biden stated his “intention” to run for President again in 2024 but added, “It’s just an intention.”
“But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen,” Biden added.
The opposition to the president within his party comes as Biden’s high inflation affects food and housing prices. According to a recent Heritage Foundation study, Americans have lost $4,200 in annual income since he took office.
According to a McLaughlin & Associates poll, 67 percent of likely general election voters believe Biden is to blame for the country’s decline. Thirty-six percent do not hold the president responsible. Seven percent are still undecided.
Economic issues are still the top priority for voters in the 2022 midterm elections. Economic recovery is the top priority for 45% of respondents. Only 28% say social issues are most important to them.
Sixty-one percent of respondents believe Biden’s economy is also in a slump. Thirty-five percent believe Biden’s economy is not in a slump. Sixty-three percent believe Biden’s economy is worsening, while only 33 percent believe it is improving.