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Poll: Less than one in four Americans want Biden to run again

Biden and Harris are receiving little support for 2024, even among Democrats.

Published: December 8, 2021 6:33pm

Updated: December 8, 2021 6:52pm

With less than three years to the next presidential election, 22% of Americans say they want to see President Joe Biden run as the Democratic nominee, according to a December poll from I&I/TIPP.

Vice President Kamala Harris is the second most popular candidate, favored by 12% of respondents. None of the other proposed candidates break into the double digits.

From Dec. 1-4, the online poll asked 1,013 registered voters: "Who do you want to see run for president on the Democratic ticket in 2024?" 

Support for the 79-year-old president shrinks by more than half when not taking into account Democrat respondents – just 8% of Republicans and independents say they want Biden to run again.

Democrats are not overly supportive of the current president either, with 37% supporting him. Second in line to the presidency, Harris is the top pick for 16% of Democratic voters.

While women voted for Biden at higher rates than men did in the 2020 election, their support may be waning. Just 16% of women say they want him to run, versus 27% of men.

Outside of Biden and Harris, the Democrats do not have a clear front-runner. 

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg received 4% support, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rep. Joe Kennedy (Mass.) and Stacey Abrams (Ga.) are tied for fifth place with 3%.

Biden's approval rating stands at 42.5%, while 51.3% of Americans disapprove, according to FiveThirtyEight. Biden's disapproval rating is higher than all other presidents at this point during their time in office dating back to Harry S. Truman, with the exception of Donald Trump.

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