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The White House on Wednesday shrugged off a damning poll that found three-quarters of Democrats do not want President Joe Biden on the 2024 ballot, saying there was still a long way to go before the next presidential election.
Biden’s popularity among all voters has plunged amid crippling fuel prices, lurching stock markets and punishing prices at the gas pumps.
But the latest CNN poll now suggests even Democrats are ready to move on from the 79-year-old Washington veteran.
‘We’re not worried about polls,’ said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre when she was about the numbers.
‘The president has said – has been clear – that he intends to run but we are so far away from that time, from you know even being close to be thinking about that.
‘But what I can say is we’re going to continue to do the work that I just laid out.’
She said Biden was committed to lowering costs and highlighted progress on passing a bill to encourage more semiconductor companies to build chip plants in the United States.
And she attacked Republican proposals for governing the country.
‘I will say on the other side, you got the MAGA congressional Republicans who are putting forth plans that’s going to … sunset Medicare, sunset Social Security, right.? increase taxes for Americans making less than $100,000 a year
‘That is that is what the plan is on the other side.
‘At least this president has a plan. And he’s doing the work on behalf of the American people.’
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday, ‘We’re not worried about polls,’ after being confronted with latest dire numbers
A new poll shows that a whopping 75% of Democratic and left-leaning voters want to see someone other than President Joe Biden run for president in 2024
Even so, the figures show how much work needs to be done between now and 2024 – never mind the midterm elections in November when Biden’s popularity, or lack of it, could weigh down Democratic candidates.
In January and February 2022, 51 percent of Democratic voters and those who lean that way said they would prefer a different candidate than Biden in the next election, according to the poll.
And only 25 percent want Biden as the nominee – a steep decline from the 45 percent who wanted that outcome just six months prior.
Twenty-four percent of those left leaning voters who were surveyed July 22-24 say they want someone else on the ballot because they don’t think Biden can win in 2024. The same poll at the start of this year showed 18 percent of voters felt this way.
Another 22 percent polled this month say they don’t want another Biden run because they simply do not want him to be reelected and serve a second term, ip from the 16 percent who felt this way in the January/February poll.
Release of the poll results comes the day after former President Donald Trump on Tuesday made his first return to Washington, D.C. after leaving the White House in January 2021.
Republicans are urging Trump to wait until after the 2022 midterm elections to announce another bid for the White House, but reports indicate the former president is getting antsy to make the public statement.
Some say that he could announce his candidacy as early as September.
A new poll out of New Hampshire on Tuesday also shows that 59 percent of Democratic voters in the first primary election state do not want to see another run from Biden, up from 54 percent who said the same in June.
The Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire shows 31 percent of Democrats there want to see him run for reelection.
It also shows that Biden is slightly losing to his Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg when Democratic voters were asked in the New Hampshire poll who they would like to see on their party’s ticket.
A separate poll Tuesday revealed that 75% of Democratic voters in New Hampshire are very or somewhat concerned about Biden’s age. Biden is still isolating after contracting COVID on Thursday
Buttigieg earned 17 percent support while Biden got 16 percent. Progressive Elizabeth Warren, who represents the neighboring state of Massachusetts, stands at 10 percent – although she falls much further behind in national polls.
California Governor Gavin Newsom also sits around 10 percent, while trailing distantly is Vice President Kamala Harris with 6 percent
Voters are frustrated with Biden. His overall approval has hovered around the low 40s for months amid an economic crisis leading to spiking interest rates and gas prices.
Besides his failing record, many voters are also concerned with Biden’s age, health and mental fitness.
Biden is currently isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. He said on Tuesday that he plans to be back working in person by the end of the week.
A total of 78 percent surveyed in the New Hampshire poll said they are very or somewhat concerned about Biden’s age, a figure that includes 88 percent of Republicans and 75 percent of Democrats.