Democrats Don’t Want Biden 2024 — Will He Respond?
(ReliableNews.org) – President Joe Biden is incredibly unpopular. His decision to take to the airwaves earlier this month during primetime to label millions of people “MAGA Republicans” and extremists has backfired. A majority of independents — a swing voting group — joined with Republicans in finding the speech divisive. Polling now suggests the tactic was so poorly received that even Democrats want someone else on the ballot in 2024.
Among Democrats: 'Who would you prefer to be the 2024 presidential nominee?'
Someone Else: 56%
ABC/WaPo / September 21, 2022 / n=908 / MOE 3.5% / Telephonehttps://t.co/DtCNPsQ5XB
— Polling USA (@USA_Polling) September 25, 2022
On September 25, ABC News in conjunction with the Washington Post published a poll that clearly shows a strong desire to replace Biden on the ticket next time around. Just 35% of Democrats and Left-leaning independents believe he should run again. By contrast, 56% of the same demographic, a clear majority, want the party to make another choice.
Biden isn’t just bogged down by his poor choice of primetime speech topics. The economy shows warning signs of a possible recession, inflation is still out of control, and an overall job approval rating under 40% heading into the first week of October all weigh heavily on his chances of effectively leading his party into the future.
On the flip side, Republicans and Right-leaners are far less keen on former President Donald Trump, with the split on him running again holding steady at 47-46%, about 20 points below his bid in 2020. Should the 2024 election come down to a rematch of the last election, it might prove to be a really close call.
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