‘Not sure’ option beats Biden AND Kamala in who voters would want to see as the Democrat to run for President in 2024, another dire poll finds
- A new poll released Monday shows that most voters are ‘not sure’ which Democrats they want to see run on the 2024 presidential ticket
- Of the 981 registered voters surveyed, only 19% said they want to see President Joe Biden run for reelection, while 7% said they want to see VP Kamala Harris
- A whopping 28% responded they are ‘not sure’ who they want to see run
- Separate poll shows Biden lost 20 points among voters between the ages of 18 and 29 from last year to now
When given the choice, voters are more likely to be unsure of which Democrat they want running in the 2024 presidential race than they are to desire President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris to appear on the ticket.
Only 19 percent of respondents in a Issues & Insights/TIPP poll released Monday say they want to see the current president run for reelection. Less than half of that – a mere 7 percent – say they want to see Harris run for president.
The most popular answer among the 981 registered voters surveyed was ‘not sure’, while another 6 percent say they want a different candidate than some of the top presented in the poll question.
The dire poll for Biden and his No. 2 comes as they continue to show dismal approval ratings.
Biden sits around an average of 40 percent approval recently, some dipping into the high 30s.
A new poll released Monday from the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School showed Biden’s approval slipping a massive 20 percent among young Americans from last year.
A new poll released Monday shows that most voters are ‘not sure’ which Democrats they want to see run on the 2024 presidential ticket
Of the 981 registered voters surveyed, only 19% said they want to see President Joe Biden (left) run for reelection, while 7% said they want to see Vice President Kamala Harris (right) – but a whopping 28% responded they are ‘not sure’ who they want to see run
Biden went from 59 percent approval among 18-to-29-year-olds last spring to just 41 percent in the poll taken March 15-20 among 2,024 people in this age demographic.
But White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain suggested polls aren’t indicative of election potential, pointing to French President Emmanuel Macron’s reelection on Sunday despite low job approval numbers.
‘An interesting observation, just FYI,’ Klain wrote on Twitter Sunday. ‘President Macron appears to have secured a double-digit victory over LePen, at a time when his approval rating is 36%. Hmmm….’
Accompanying the tweet was a Morning Consult weekly tracking poll of several major world leaders’ favorability within their own countries. It showed Biden with a 40 percent approval rating among American adults, four points better than Macron and eight above British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who ranks lowest on the list at 32 percent support.
The link was an apparent indirect response to criticism that Biden shouldn’t run for reelection considering his low approval.
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain suggested in a tweet Sunday that Biden doesn’t need good approval ratings to win reelection by pointing to French President Emanuel Macron winning reelection despite 36% approval
Macron is the first French president to win reelection in 20 years, defeating far-right nationalist opponent Marine Le Pen by roughly 58 percent of the vote to 42.
The I&I/TIPP poll shows former first lady Michelle Obama, coming in with 6 percent support for a presidential run in 2024, to be a more popular option than several of the politicians, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Transportation Secretary Pette Buttigeig and a slew of candidates who ran against Bidne in 2020 for the nomination.
When broken down by party, Democrats were predictably more likely to want to see Biden run again – even though it was still only 29 percent of respondents on the left who felt that way. Just 12 percent of Democrats wanted Harris to run as No. 1 on the ticket in 2024.
In the category of Biden’s own party, 12 percent of respondents still said they are ‘not sure’ who they want to see on the next presidential ballot.
The online poll was conducted April 4-6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.