Polls are increasingly indicating a majority of Democrats are not wanting former Vice President Joe Biden to run for office in 2024.
A poll recently released by ABC News/Washington Post found only 35% of Democrats wanting Joe to run again. It also found 56% of Democrats overall do not want Joe to be their Presidential candidate.
BREAKING: Just 35% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents favor Pres. Biden for the 2024 nomination, new @ABC News/WaPo poll finds.
56% want the party to pick someone else.
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— ABC News (@ABC) September 25, 2022
In a statement accompanying the poll said, “His party struggling in the midterms, his economic stewardship under fire and his overall job approval under 40 percent, a clear majority of Democrats in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll say the party should replace Joe Biden as its nominee for president in 2024.”
It went on to say, “In the midterm election ahead, registered voters divide 47-46 percent between the Republican and the Democratic candidate in their House district, historically not enough to prevent typical first-midterm losses. And one likely voter model has a 51-46 percent Republican-Democratic split.”
The poll also went on to examine the sentiment regarding a rematch between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. It found among registered voters 48% would prefer Trump and 46% would prefer Biden.
The poll also showed 72% of registered voters are motivated to vote in this year’s midterms. Republicans are favored to pick up seats in both the House and Senate, with many optimistic about the Republican’s chance to control both legislative houses.
Of the issues motivating registered voters to go to the polls, the economy leads the pack with 84% of respondents saying it was a key issue. Additionally, 74% of respondents agreed the nation’s economy trending downward. Other issues included climate change, abortion, immigration and schools.