Two-thirds don’t want Biden in 2024, according to exit poll

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Two-thirds don’t want Biden in 2024, according to exit poll

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Two-thirds of voters said they do not want President Joe Biden to seek reelection in 2024, according to an early exit poll conducted by CBS News.

Sixty-six percent of voters said Biden should step aside, more than twice the share who said the president should make another White House bid.

DEMOCRATIC ELECTION LOSSES WILL SPUR CALLS FOR BIDEN TO STEP ASIDE IN 2024

The 33 percentage point swing dwarfed the split in Biden’s approval rating, which showed the president underwater by 11 points, with 54% disapproving, compared to 43% who approved.

The divide between voters who said Biden should not run again and those who said he should was more pronounced in battleground Pennsylvania, where they didn’t want the president to run again by 41 points, 69% to 28%. Abortion was the top issue in the state, 36%, according to the survey.

The preliminary results come from surveys of voters on Election Day and in the early vote and could vary as more votes come in.

But if the analysis holds, it could point to a swell of public pressure on Biden, who is 79, to step aside. According to the survey, the No. 1 issue nationwide was inflation at 32%, with nearly half saying Biden’s policies were hurting the country. Seventy-six percent cited concerns about the economy.

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Questions over the president’s viability have grown louder in the lead-up to Election Day, with Democrats and outside analysts making a case for a new generation of leadership.

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