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Most Democrats want Biden to not run for president in 2024

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the commencement address in the course of the graduation and commissioning ceremony on the U.S. Naval Academy Memorial Stadium on May 27, 2022 in Annapolis, Maryland.

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A big majority of Democrats want someone aside from President Joe Biden to be their party’s candidate for the White House in 2024, in line with a latest poll.

Just 26% of Democrats said they would favor Biden as their party’s candidate, with 64% saying they need to see another person head the ticket, in line with The Latest York Times/Siena College Research Institute survey of registered voters.

While that finding is potentially very bad news for the 79-year-old incumbent’s re-election hopes, the poll has even worse news for Biden with regards to younger Democratic voters, and to how all voters see the country’s direction.

A whopping 94% of Democrats who’re lower than 30 years old said they need someone besides Biden to be their nominee, the survey found.

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The president’s age and job performance were the highest reasons cited by Democratic respondents why they wanted a candidate aside from Biden to be the party nominee. Thirty-three percent cited Biden’s age, while 32% cited displeasure with the work he has done while within the White House.

Just 13% of voters of every kind say the US is “on the best track,” while 77% said it was “headed within the improper direction.”

But there was one vivid spot for Biden.

Biden would likely defeat former President Donald Trump again in the subsequent election if it were held today, in line with the survey. Trump has strongly suggested he’ll run for the White House a 3rd time in 2024.

The poll found that 44% of registered voters questioned said they’d vote for Biden, compared with 41% who said they’d back Trump, the Republican he beat in 2020.

The Times/Siena survey was conducted from last Tuesday through Thursday, and questioned 849 voters. It had a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

The poll comes nearly 18 months into Biden’s first term within the White House.

Gallup on Monday released a latest poll that found that just 33% of respondents imagine Biden deserves to be reelected, while 67% said he doesn’t deserve a second term. That’s 4 percentage points lower than the extent of support for re-election Trump saw in an April 2018 poll, which got here greater than two years before he faced Biden.

The 2 polls also come lower than 4 month’s before the congressional midterm elections in early November.

Biden’s fellow Democrats hold a majority by only 10 seats within the House of Representatives. Democrats hold the barest of majorities within the Senate, where they’ve 48 seats and two independents who caucus with them. Vice President Kamala Harris’ power to interrupt tie votes in that chamber gives Democrats control despite 50 Republicans holding seats.

Within the Times/Siena poll, the highest problems that voters imagine are facing the U.S. were the economy, which 20% of respondents identified as a very powerful problem, followed by “inflation and the fee of living,” which 15% identified.

Eleven percent of respondents identified “the state of democracy” or “political division” as their top concern, while 10% said gun policies were a very powerful problem.

Abortion and girls’s rights were cited as the highest concern for five% of respondents.

The Supreme Court in a serious ruling on June 24 said there is no such thing as a federal right to abortion, reversing a virtually half-century-old opinion that it issued within the Roe v. Wade case. The choice is predicted to ultimately lead to abortion being banned or more severely restricted than it previously was in nearly half of the U.S. states.

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