Just 18% —that’s bleak.
According to the latest Yahoo News/YouGov poll, just 18% of Americans want to see President Joe Biden make another run at the White House in 2024 —the lowest percentage yet for Joe. Nearly two-thirds polled want to see him gone.
Even Democrats are starting to concede it may be best for Biden to pass on a second term.
From Yahoo News:
The survey of 1,672 U.S. adults, which was conducted from July 8 to July 11, represents perhaps the starkest evidence to date of the president’s deteriorating position with voters — including those in his own party. Since late May, the number of Americans who say Biden should run for reelection has fallen by 7 points; among Democrats, that number has fallen by 8 points.
Meanwhile, when asked “who they would rather see as the Democratic nominee for president in 2024,” only about a quarter (27%) of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents now say Biden. Fewer say Vice President Kamala Harris (19%); most say either “someone else” (20%), they’re “not sure” (30%) or that they “wouldn’t vote” (4%).
No U.S. president has declined to run for reelection since Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, and Biden has repeatedly insisted — both publicly and privately — that he will compete for a second term.
Biden’s people may be shielding him from the polls; on Wednesday Joe told reporters to “read the polls, Jack,” when he was asked about waning Democrat support. Biden claims 92% of Democrats want him to run again.
As previously reported, The New York Times/Siena College poll released on Monday found that 64% of Democrats would like to see someone other than Biden run in the 2024 presidential election.
“In a sign of deep vulnerability and of unease among what is supposed to be his political base, only 26 percent of Democratic voters said the party should renominate him in 2024,” the Times writes.
Former Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski shared the poll on Twitter, asking “who could these 18% be?”
Poll: Just 18% of Americans say Biden should run for reelection in 2024 — a new low. Who could these 18% be? Impossible it’s that high. https://t.co/3rqQErsC3Y
— Corey R. Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) July 13, 2022