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Uh-Oh: Most Democrats Don’t Want Biden to Run in 2024

Uh-Oh: Most Democrats Don’t Want Biden to Run in 2024

President Joe Biden is already facing difficult odds for the rest of his presidential term. His grandest policy ambitions have all but hit congressional stalemate while the Supreme Court is delivering significant victories for the GOP and rising inflation casts a bitter mood over the country. Now, another bummer: many in his own party are ready for a switch. A New York Times/Siena College poll finds that 64 percent of Democratic voters would prefer a new candidate in the 2024 presidential election. It’s even higher among young Democrats, 94 percent of whom said they’d prefer someone else.

From the New York Times:

Widespread concerns about the economy and inflation have helped turn the national mood decidedly dark, both on Mr. Biden and the trajectory of the nation. More than three-quarters of registered voters see the United States moving in the wrong direction, a pervasive sense of pessimism that spans every corner of the country, every age range and racial group, cities, suburbs and rural areas, as well as both political parties.

According to the NYT, only 13 percent of voters say America is currently on the right track. That’s the lowest that number has been since the bleakest days of last decade’s financial crisis. The poll found that Republicans overwhelmingly disapprove of the job Biden is doing, which is to be expected. But two-thirds of Independents agree and only 70 percent of Democrats are on board with Biden’s current job. That’s low for a sitting President, especially one in need of some big wins in the midterms if he wants to get back on track.

As the nation’s oldest president at 79 years old, Biden’s second term was long considered a question mark, but he himself has always said he plans to run against in 2024.

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