Democrats divided over a one-term pledge on Biden

Democrats are reportedly divided regarding whether the party should back President Biden making a one-term pledge ahead of the midterms.

Some Democrats believe the party needs a decision before November to give vulnerable party members an advantage in the next election.

Momentum building

“The country would be well served by a new generation of compelling, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats who step up,” Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) said this week.

“It’s time for a generational change,” he added. “Most of my colleagues agree with that.”

Biden’s polling plummets

A CNN poll this week found three-fourths of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters prefer someone new.

“A new CNN poll finds 75% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters want the party to nominate someone other than President Joe Biden in the 2024 election, a sharp increase from earlier this year,” the outlet reported.

“The poll comes as Biden’s approval ratings remain low and most Americans are discontented with the state of the country and the economy. Inflation remains high and a new report released Tuesday showed consumer confidence slipped for the third straight month,” it added.

The new focus on Biden leaving after one term could set off a power struggle within the party as new candidates fight for the left’s place on the 2024 ballot.

The change could also create a new dynamic for Republicans who would need to shift strategy to deal with the new candidates that could potentially be faced if Biden chooses to step down ahead of 2024.

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