Another Poll Shows Biden’s Unpopularity – But Who Could Replace Him?

President Joe Biden may delay announcing a reelection bid until the fall, as a new poll shows two-thirds of respondents do not want him to run again. The survey indicates that Biden’s approval rating may have declined after Democrats’ performance in the 2022 elections exceeded expectations.

A majority of registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents also do not support Biden running for another term. The poll found that 44% of this group favored Biden as the Democratic Party’s nominee for the 2024 presidential election, while 54% said that someone else should be given the opportunity.

When asked who they would like to replace Biden as the Democratic Party’s nominee in 2024, most Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (69%) did not have a specific answer beyond “just someone besides Joe Biden.”

Among those who specified someone else, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was the top pick with 5%, followed by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with 4%. Vice President Kamala Harris and former First Lady Michelle Obama tied for third place, each receiving 3% of the responses.

Biden’s lack of popularity is also reflected in his approval rating on major policy issues, which is underwater in every category.