Nearly two-thirds of Democratic voters favor another candidate besides Biden in 2024
- Only 26 percent of Democratic voters think the party should nominate President Biden in 2024
- His approval rating is just 33 percent in the New York Times/Sienna College poll
A new poll has brought more troubling news for President Biden as he prepares for a summer legislative push — with nearly two-thirds of his party members saying they would prefer someone else at the top of the list in 2024.
the New York Times/Siena College poll It comes during another challenging period for Biden, with lingering concerns about inflation and the economy, and after the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and abortion rights protections.
A total of 64 percent of voters said they want someone other than Biden to be their party’s nominee. Only 26 percent think the party should nominate Biden – even though the incumbent has traditionally enjoyed significant electoral advantages.
His overall approval rating for his job was just 33 percent in the poll.
A staggering 64 percent of Democratic voters would prefer someone other than President Joe Biden at the top of the list in 2024, according to a new poll.
It comes a day after a lengthy examination of Biden’s age. The article said Biden, 79, was “testing the limits” of his age. He will be 86 at the end of a second term.
Biden, who spent the weekend in Rehoboth Beach, put his fitness on display, going for a bike ride after falling off his bike briefly on his last ride, saying his foot got caught in the toe strap pedal.
Biden continues to face pressure from within his party to show action on inflation and economic concerns. It got a jobs report on Friday that was stronger than analysts expected, though it could prompt the Fed to force another sharp rate hike.
The New York Times/Siena poll has Biden’s approval rating at just 33 percent
Biden faces pressures on the economy and inflation, as well as a new Supreme Court ruling on abortion
Biden has also been criticized within his winning party for failing to muster a swift response to the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion Dobbs issue. There was more turmoil over the weekend after a comment from departing communications director Kate Bedingfield, who told The Washington Post in response: “Joe Biden’s goal in responding to Dobbs is not to appease some activist who has perpetually been out of step with the mainstream of the Democratic segment.” .
“The goal is to provide assistance to women at risk and build a broad-based coalition to stand up for women’s right to choose now, just as he put together such a coalition to win during the 2020 campaign,” she said.
Biden will seek to highlight the achievement of bipartisan support in the Senate when he holds an event for new gun safety legislation — though it came before the Highland Park massacre.
Biden heads to the Middle East this week, but the trip will see politically difficult images when he meets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who the US intelligence committee concluded ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Only 13 percent of those surveyed said the country was on the right track, a low mark for the Times poll. It comes after a Monmouth University poll in which 88 percent said the country was heading in the wrong direction.