Bad news for President Biden: Majority of Democratic voters do not want Joe Biden to be a candidate for 2024, reveals a new poll by The New York Times; the main reasons are economic issues and the direction of the country.
The majority of Democrats say they would prefer another candidate for the election in 2024 other than President Joe Biden, which marks a new fact of the decline among voters for the president.
64 percent of Democrats surveyed do not want Biden in 2024, who has only 26% support, according to The New York Times/Siena College poll.
Elections: Majority of Democratic voters do not want Joe Biden to be a candidate for 2024
Although the White House has insisted that Biden will run for reelection in 2024, when he is almost 82 years old, there are voices among Democratic leaders who are raising alerts, especially due to the economic situation in the country with inflation, as well as problems in immigration, the two key issues during the campaigns.
If the election were now, according to the poll, 44 percent of those polled would vote for President Biden, while 41 percent said they would support former President Donald Trump.
The Times follows the trend of other polls that have found that most Americans believe the country is headed “in the wrong direction.” In this case, 76 percent remained in that position.
For Biden, that bleak national outlook has pushed his job approval rating to a dangerously low point. “Republican opposition is overwhelming, but more than two-thirds of independents now also disapprove of the president’s performance, and nearly half strongly disapprove.”
Trouble for Congress
Although among Democrats, Biden’s approval rating is 70 percent, that figure is considered low for a president, especially when there are midterm elections in November this year and the Democratic Party could lose ground in Congress.
On the topics that most concern Americans, 20 percent said that it is the economy and although other people mention specific issues, two of them are related to the economic situation, since 15 percent said that inflation and the cost of life worries him.
10 percent said gun policy is also a concern, amid shootings across the country, like the one in Uvalde, Texas; Buffalo, New York, and Highland Park, Illinois.
5 percent said that the right to abortion is a worrying issue, this after the decision of the Supreme Court to reverse the legal framework that allows the legal termination of pregnancy with the Roe V. Wade case.
This negative trend about Biden’s work has continued since May 2021, but intensified towards July, after the controversial departure of the US from Afghanistan.
In February of this year, the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine meant greater support for President Biden, but the economic consequences of that war have had a great impact on the global economy, including the US, which reached its highest inflation since the 1980s.
At the end of June of this year, 85% of American adults believed that the United States is headed in the wrong direction, in addition to 8 in 10 Democrats taking that position, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs. Research.
79% of those surveyed described the economy as “bad.”
The Economist-YouGov poll from mid-June showed that 77% of Americans see the country in the wrong direction and among Hispanics, the figure remained at 64%.
In that same survey, 58% consider that the country is already in recession. Among Hispanics the figure is set at 54%.
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