Half Of Dem Voters Want To Put Biden Out To Pasture, Poll Finds

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Half Of Dem Voters Want To Put Biden Out To Pasture, Poll Finds

Max Keating on July 29, 2022

Half of Democratic voters do not want President Joe Biden to run for reelection in 2024, a recent poll found.

Just 39% of voters approved of Biden’s track record thus far, and 69% of all voters, including 50% of all democrats, hope he does not seek a second term, according to USA TODAY/Suffolk University’s polling released Friday. While roughly three-quarters of Democrats approve of Biden’s performance, just 35% “strongly approve.”

The top alternatives for Democratic voters were Vice President Kamala Harris and Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, each of whom were the top choice of 18% of Democrats, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who reeled in 16%.

The most important issues for Democratic voters were abortion, which 27% said was their priority, and the economy, which 12% said was their top issue.

Former President Donald Trump is similarly unpopular, with 68% of voters surveyed, including a third of Republicans, hoping that he doesn’t run again.

Among independents, more than 70% are opposed to both Trump and Biden running again.

If the election were held today, Biden would win the support of 45% of voters, while Trump would bring in 41%.

Americans overwhelmingly feel that the country is on the wrong track, with 76% responding as such, compared to just 15% who said the U.S. is headed in the right direction, the poll found.

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The national mood is more pessimistic now than at this point during Trump’s presidency, when a comparable USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll found that 55% thought the nation was headed down the wrong track and 34% said it was headed in the right direction, according to USA TODAY.

Six in ten felt that a third party or multiple parties was necessary, while only 25% felt that the two parties — Democrat and Republican — were good enough.

The USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters between July 22 and July 25, 2022. It had a margin of error of 3.1%.

The White House did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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