Just 36 percent of Democrats want Biden to run in 2024, according to a new poll by NPR/PBS/Marist.
In the poll, 44 percent of Democrats said they would prefer a candidate other than Biden to run in 2024. Twenty percent said they are uncertain.
Whoa. NPR/PBS Poll shows Democrats want Biden replaced for 2024.
44% want someone else
36% want Biden
— John Ashbrook (@JohnAshbrook) November 1, 2021
The news was released as CNN also highlighted Biden’s poor polling numbers. They noted 71 percent of Americans say the country is on the wrong track.
✳️ 71% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track.
✳️ Republicans lead on border security by 27%.
✳️ Republicans lead on inflation by 24%.
✳️ Republicans lead on the economy by 18%. pic.twitter.com/CZFRB5E6S0
— NRSC Rapid Response (@NRSC_Rapid) November 1, 2021
Some studies have suggested Biden’s weak numbers are hurting Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s chances at winning the race for governor. If so, the trend could spread, with Biden hurting Democrats running for other offices nationwide.
The study did not ask which other candidate Democrats would prefer. Vice President Kamala Harris has also struggled in polls, leaving an unclear future regarding who would run if Biden did not.
The most surprising part of the poll are the strong reactions at only 10 months into Biden’s presidency. Biden still has more than three years left in office, a concern for both Democrats and Republicans.