Well over half of the Democrats that chose to respond to a recent survey have expressed that they really want a candidate for the 2024 presidential race that is not President Joe Biden.
Carried out by ABC News/ Washington Post, the poll discovered that roughly 56% of all Democrats polled wanted an entirely new candidate, with only 35% seemingly wanting Biden to run for president in the next presidential race.
“Looking two years off, just 35 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents favor Biden for the 2024 nomination; 56 percent want the party to pick someone else. Republicans and GOP-leaning independents, for their part, split 47-46 percent on whether Donald Trump should be their 2024 nominee – a 20-point drop for Trump compared with his 2020 nomination,” expressed a recent release concerning the poll highlighted. “The unpopularity of both figures may encourage third-party hopefuls, though they rarely do well.”
BREAKING: Just 35% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents favor Pres. Biden for the 2024 nomination, new @ABC News/WaPo poll finds.
56% want the party to pick someone else.
Read more: https://t.co/D5uWcuMGIb
— ABC News (@ABC) September 25, 2022
The poll also discovered that its respondents were pretty much split regarding a possible rematch for Biden against former President Donald Trump, with 48% holding firm behind Biden and 46% choosing to swap over to Trump. Despite this, for registered voters, the numbers almost seem to invert with 46% for Biden and 48% for Trump.
These extremely low polling numbers for Biden attempting another run in 2024 could have had some pretty hefty repercussions for the upcoming midterm elections for the November midterms for Democrats. A large variety of polls have expressed that Republicans are leading for various key matchups throughout the House.
A poll from Rasmussen Reports, which was made public on Friday, explained that Republicans have a roughly two-point lead concerning the party’s desire to wrest control of Congress back.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the elections for Congress were held today, 44% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 42% would vote for the Democrat,” explained the poll. Another 5% would choose to vote for another candidate, with 9% claiming that they are unsure.
Despite conservatives beeling fairly confident in their efforts to resecure the House, the advantage had lowered significantly since back in July. The GOP has been ahead of their oppoentns by as many as 10 points across previous polls.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll also highlighted that voters are extremely motivated to make their way to the ballot box this year. A staggering total of 72% of registered voters stated that they were planning to vote for this coming congressional election in the district.
The issue of the greatest importance for the poll was the economy, sitting at a massive 84%. The most prominent topics following the economy were: education and schools, inflation, crime, abortion, immigration, and climate change.