Only 25% of Democrats, according to a Monmouth University poll released on Monday, wanted President Biden to run for reelection in 2024.
The figure represents a risky low point for the president, who is rumored to be planning to launch his 2024 campaign in April.
44 percent of voters did not want Biden to compete for reelection, despite the fact that 25 percent thought he should. Democrats as a whole had a 30% lack of interest in his potential candidacy.
36 percent of Democrats who considered themselves to be “strong Democrats,” who make up more than half of the voters for the party, wanted Biden to not run for reelection. Additionally, 36% of respondents said they did want him to compete for re-election.
Even worse results for Biden were found in the survey among those who call themselves “very liberal”:
“More than half (52%) of voters with very liberal views, who make up just over one-quarter of Dems nationally, want Biden to step down; only 22% prefer the incumbent to run for re-election. A majority of Democratic supporters under 50 (54%) also favor Biden stepping aside for a different contender in 2024.”
Notably, even though many Democrats oppose Biden’s possible run, more than half (51%) of Democrats were unable to suggest a replacement if Biden decides not to run.
The survey discovered that “VP Kamala Harris (13%) is the only possible rival who registers above the single digits among those who do have a preferred alternative. Party voters who explicitly state that they want Biden to step aside for a different candidate see results that are essentially the same.”
With a 6.3 point margin of error, the poll questioned 542 Democrats between March 16 and March 20.