Majority of Democrats say Biden shouldn’t be reelected: Poll

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President Joe Biden walks on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, Monday, April 3, 2023, in Washington. Biden is returning from Minnesota after promoting his economic agenda. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Patrick Semansky/AP

Majority of Democrats say Biden shouldn’t be reelected: Poll

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Only one-third of voters say President Joe Biden deserves a second term in the White House, with a majority of his own party saying they would like to see someone else as the nominee in 2024, according to a new poll.

Roughly 32% of voters say Biden “deserves” to be reelected, which is down from the 37% who said the same in December, according to a recent CNN poll. The shift in opinion was most prevalent among young voters, with only 26% of those under 35 saying Biden should be reelected compared to 36% who said the same in December.

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The poll also found a decrease in Biden’s favorability ratings, with only 42% approving of the president’s job performance and 57% disapproving. That’s a drop from the 45% who approved of his performance in January and 55% who disapproved.

Biden’s growing unfavorability was evident across a number of personal attributes, with a majority of voters (67%) saying the president does not have the stamina or sharpness to serve effectively, according to the poll. Another 65% said Biden does not inspire confidence, 54% said he was not honest or trustworthy, and 51% said he cannot work effectively with Congress.

Although a majority of Democrats (54%) say someone else should be chosen as the party’s nominee in 2024, the numbers are an improvement from the number of voters who said the same in December when 59% said they’d prefer another candidate. Last summer, that number stood at a staggering 75%.

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For those who’d like to see another candidate on the ticket, few could name specific replacements. Roughly 70% said they’d “generally” like to see someone other than Biden, with others floating names such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) or Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, among others.

The poll surveyed 1,595 voters from March 1 to 31, with the majority of responses being gathered before former President Donald Trump’s indictment that was announced last week. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

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