President Joe Biden insists that he will run for reelection in 2024. But, a new poll shows that his own party doesn’t want him to.
The Daily Caller reports that a new poll from USA TODAY/Suffolk University shows that more than half of America’s Democrats don’t want Biden to run for reelection.
The poll, which was just released on Friday, was conducted during the period from July 22 to July 25. 1,000 registered voters were surveyed, and the margin of error for the results in 3.1%.
The big finding
One of the many questions that the pollster asked participants was this: “do you want Joe Biden to run for re-election in 2024?” The answer was a resounding “no,” with 69% of participants, overall, indicating that they would not like to see Biden on the Democrats’ ticket in 2024. Only 22% indicated that they would like to see this.
This isn’t particularly surprising given the direction that the United States has gone under Biden’s leadership. What is surprising, however, is what one finds when one breaks the results down according to party affiliation.
What this shows is that only 50% of Democrats want to see Biden run again in 2024. This means that Biden doesn’t even have the support of his own party for reelection.
Yet, somewhat perplexingly, roughly three-quarters of Democrat participants indicated that they approve of the job that Biden is doing as president. It would certainly be interesting to hear the participants’ reasoning behind this.
If not Biden, who?
This was another question that the pollster asked participants. It is a question that has been getting a lot of coverage recently as numerous Democrat insiders have been opining that Biden needs to call it quits in 2024.
With Biden out of the picture, the pollster found that Democrat voters would be most likely to select Vice President Kamala Harris or Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to be the party’s presidential nominee in 2024. Both received 18% of the vote, which was a plurality. Right behind them, though, was Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with 16% of the vote.
More interesting findings
This time it is for Republicans. Of those surveyed, 65% indicated that they would not like to see former President Donald Trump as the Republicans’ presidential nominee in 2024.
Among Republicans, though, Trump was their number one pick, receiving 43%, which is a plurality. Second place went to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) with 34%. In a potential Trump-Biden rematch in 2024, the pollster predicts that Biden would come out on top, 45% to 41%.
Obviously, poll results such as these have to be taken with a huge grain of salt. But, one thing that all polls seem to be showing is that Biden’s popularity, even with members of his own party, has virtually disappeared at this point.