Nearly two-thirds of Democrats want a nominee other than Biden in 2024: poll

Among voters under 30, 94% said they wanted a different nominee

Published: July 11, 2022 3:21pm

Updated: July 11, 2022 4:05pm

As President Joe Biden's approval rating is at a record low, a New York Times/Siena College poll revealed that his popularity within his own party is declining as well, with 64% of Democratic voters saying they would prefer another presidential candidate for 2024.

Among voters under 30, 94% said they wanted a different nominee.

The survey, released Monday, revealed that one-third of voters approve of Biden, making it one of his worst polls yet.

Americans are also pessimistic about the future, as the poll showed just 13% of American voters believe the nation is on the right track. 

In an article about the poll, The New York Times pointed out the many problems plaguing the Biden administration. The outlet cited concerns about severe inflation and Biden's age as motivating factors against his reelection.

The Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision will have little effect on voters this midterm season, the poll shows, with just 5% of respondents saying abortion is an important issue.

"We used to spend $200 a week just going out to have fun, or going and buying extra groceries if we needed it, and now we can’t even do that," said Kelly King, a former Indiana factory employee who is out of work due to a back injury."

"I feel like he hasn’t really spoken much about it," King told the Times. "He hasn’t done what I think he’s capable of doing as president to help the American people. As a Democrat, I figured he would really be on our side and put us back on the right track. And I just feel like he’s not."

King said she now hopes that Republicans take back Congress this fall.

The poll also revealed that Biden would win against former President Donald Trump in a rematch by 44% to 41%. However, a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll earlier this month revealed that Trump would beat both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in a hypothetical matchup.

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