Yet another poll has found that the majority of Democratic voters do not want to see President Joe Biden seek reelection in 2024.
This time the poll comes from Fox News. The outlet surveyed Democratic Primary Voters between Feb. 19 and 22. The margin of error is 4.5 percentage points, although this will not be coming into play here.
Fox News asked Democratic Primary voters to choose whether they would like to see Biden as the Democratic Party’s 2024 presidential nominee or whether they would like to “see someone else.”
Between those two options, “see someone else” won by 16 percentage points: 53% to 37%.
Fox, in its report, does not explain where the other 10 percentage points went. Presumably, the 10% went to a third option, namely, “not sure” – that is, those participants who are not sure whether or not they want to see Biden as the Democrats’ 2024 presidential nominee.
This is not the only poll of its kind that has the majority of Democratic voters against Biden seeking reelection. Here, for example, is another poll with similar results from the Washington Post/ABC News.
There are, however, other polls that are in Biden’s favor, such as this one from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.
“He’s not finished”
Biden has yet to announce whether or not he will seek reelection. But, it is expected that he will.
Just last week, First Lady Jill Biden, during her recent multi-day visit to Africa, told the Associated Press that Biden “says he’s not done.”
“He’s not finished what he’s started, and that’s what’s important,” the first lady added, asking “How many times does he have to say it for you to believe it?”
Indeed, for a long time, Biden insisted that he would seek reelection despite the fact that Democratic Party insiders, before the 2022 midterm elections, argued that Biden ought not to. This argument was based on Biden’s advanced age and his administration’s lack of success.
After the midterm elections, though, things changed. What changed is that Biden, during the midterm elections, seemed to regain some of the support that he had lost from Democrats. And, what appeared to prompt this change was the Democrats’ unexpected success in the midterms, which many Democrats attributed to Biden.
Despite this renewed support, however, Biden has hesitated to announce his 2024 candidacy. And so, there has been a lot of confusion about whether Biden actually is going to seek reelection.
It now, however, appears that Biden is back to running. The only remaining question is when Biden will announce his candidacy. And, reports indicate that Biden still may be at least a month away from doing so.