Dems eye Harris, Clinton for 2024 should Biden opt against reelection bid: poll

Trump also appeared well ahead of his prospective Republican rivals for the party nomination.

Published: February 8, 2023 4:58pm

Updated: February 8, 2023 5:36pm

Vice President Kamala Harris and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stand among the top contenders to replace President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee in 2024 should he not seek reelection.

In a recent Premise poll, Harris topped the field in a hypothetical Democratic primary without Biden, earning 32 percent support. Clinton trailed as a distant second with 20 percent. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and California Gov. Gavin Newsom tied for third with 9 percent each. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rounded out the top five with 8 percent.

Conducted between Feb. 3-6, the survey polled 2,194 Americans.

Premise also revealed that former President Donald Trump held a narrow edge over Biden, earning 43 percent support to Biden's 41 percent in a hypothetical rematch. A further 15 percent were undecided.

Trump also appeared well ahead of his prospective Republican rivals for the party nomination, earning 57 percent support. Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis trailed by a considerable margin with 26 percent while no other hypothetical candidate earned double-digit backing.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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