Democrat Voters Ditch Biden

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Can he get ahead of this?

President Joe Biden will have to overcome the wishes of most Democrats if he intends to be reelected in 2024, according to a recent poll by The New York Times/Siena College.

The poll revealed that 64 percent of Democrats would prefer someone else to lead the national ticket in 2024.

The polls results, published on Monday (July 11), come two days after The Times’ chief White House correspondent, Peter Baker, wrote a damming report about Biden’s Age becoming “an uncomfortable issue for him, his team, and his party.”

According to the Times/Sienna poll, only 33 percent of voters approve of the job Biden is doing with even less — 13 percent — saying the country is on the right track.

Independent voters have also abandoned support for Biden, with more than two-thirds disapproving of the President’s performance, of which nearly half disapprove strongly.

Although Biden currently holds a 70 percent job-approval rating among Democrats, this figure is troubling for the President and Democrat leaders, considering the country is only months away from the midterms.

But the most damning figure — particularly for Biden — is that only 26 percent of Democrat voters want Biden to seek re-election in 2024.

The Times described the nation’s mood as “decidedly dark, both on Mr. Biden and the trajectory of the nation,” noting that this shift could be attributed to “Widespread concerns about the economy and inflation.”

But most concerning for Biden and Democrat leaders facing challenging midterms is that voter pessimism “spans every corner of the country, every age range and racial group, cities, suburbs and rural areas, as well as both political parties.”