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A large number of Democrats say they want President Biden to step aside and not pursue a second term in the White House next year, according to a new national poll
Forty-four percent of Democrats and Democratic voters polled in a Monmouth University Poll released Monday said the president should step aside and allow someone else to become the Democratic Party’s standard bearer in 2024. A quarter of respondents said Biden should seek re-election next year, with 30% saying they have no preference.
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The poll’s release comes as the president gears up to run for re-election. Biden has repeatedly said he intends to seek a second term in the White House, but has not yet made any formal announcements. However, the president alluded to a re-election campaign during a speech early last month to party leaders and activists at the DNC’s winter meeting, held in Philadelphia this year.
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President Joe Biden speaks at the February 3, 2023 winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
“We’re just getting started,” Biden told a rowdy crowd. “I intend…to get more done.”
“Let me ask you a simple question – are you with me?” the president asked the crowd. The question immediately provoked cheers and loud chants of “four more years”.
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While no major Democrats are expected to challenge the president in the first place, bestselling author and spiritual advisor Marianne Williamson launched her second long-running bid for the party’s presidential nomination in a row earlier this month.
President Biden shakes hands with supporters after addressing the crowd at the Democratic National Committee meeting in Philadelphia on Feb. 3, 2023. (Fox news)
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But if the president surprises the political word and decides not to seek another term, the Monmouth poll indicates that Democrats have no clear idea who they would like to see as their party’s nominee for 2024.
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Just over half of those polled (51%) were unable to name when asked who they would like to see as the Democratic standard bearer next year if the president declined to run for office again.
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the February 3, 2023 Democratic National Committee meeting in Philadelphia. (Fox news)
Vice President Kamala Harris received the 13% support, with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont — the runner-up in the 2016 and 2020 Democratic nomination races — and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg — who ran in 2020 — both with 6% support. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren — another candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential election — was at 4%, with California Governor Gavin Newsom at 3%. No one else scored 1% in the survey.
While only a quarter of those polled said they wanted Biden to run for re-election, the president received a 74% favorable rating in the poll.
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Democrats seem to be saying they like the work Biden has been doing, but maybe it’s time for him to move on when his term is over. However, no top candidate emerges when these voters are asked to name a preferred alternative. that could just be the holding pattern the Democrats are in because Biden has signaled that he will indeed participate,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
The Monmouth University poll was conducted March 16-20, with 542 Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters nationwide. The survey’s sampling error for results in the release was plus or minus 6.3 percentage points.