Most Democrats Want ‘Someone Else’ as Nominee Over Joe Biden, New Survey Finds
A recent Fox News poll found that the majority of Democrats would rather have someone other than President Joe Biden as their nominee in 2024.
Democratic primary voters were asked if they thought Biden or “someone else” should be the party’s nominee in 2024.
Fifty-three percent of respondents chose “someone else,” while 37 percent chose to keep Biden as the front-runner.
The article provided more context for the president’s numbers among Democratic base voters by pointing out that, at the same point in his presidency, Trump had much higher support from his Republican base, with 72 percent of Republican voters wanting him to be the GOP nominee again in 2020.
The survey’s margin of error is +/- 4.5 percent, and it was conducted between February 19–22, 2023, among 1006 registered voters.
That comes in the wake of conflicting polling results for the incumbent, who has had trouble winning over enough voters to run for president again in 2024. For instance, a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted this month in advance of the State of the Union Address revealed that 56 percent of respondents did not want Biden to run for reelection. Only 32 percent of voters said they wanted him to run again, with 12 percent saying they were still unsure. Democratic, Republican, and independent voters were all included in these figures.
In that poll, 53 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of independents said they favored Biden’s potential reelection, while 24 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of independents said they opposed it.
In a similar vein, 58 percent of Democrats and independents leaning Democratic said they would like to select someone other than the president in a recent Washington Post/ABC News survey. 31 percent of respondents stated they would prefer Biden.
Nevertheless, according to a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, the Democrats’ support for Biden may be shifting in his favor. Fifty percent of Democrats indicated they now think the party has the best chance of regaining the president in 2024 with Biden in charge.