(DailyVantage.com) – The majority of Democrats are opposed to US President Joe Biden being the Democratic Party presidential election nominee in 2024, according to a new poll.
The Monmouth University poll, which was published on March 27, found that while the majority of Democrats (74 percent) thought favorably of Biden, just 25 percent wanted him to run for a second term in the White House.
44 percent of Democrats said Biden should “step aside” and let someone else secure the nomination, while 30 percent were indifferent.
Despite Biden’s unpopularity, more than 50 percent of Democrats could not give an answer as to who should replace him as the Democratic nominee in 2024. The most popular suggestion was Vice President Kamala Harris at 13 percent, followed by 81-year-old Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at 6 percent, Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg at 6 percent, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at 4 percent, and California Governor Gavin Newsom at 3 percent.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and 44th US President Barack Obama — who is ineligible to run for president again under the 22nd Amendment — all polled at just 1 percent each.
The Monmouth University poll also revealed that Biden was seen more favorably than Vice President Harris. 64 percent of Democrats hold favorable opinions of Harris — 10 percent less than Biden, but the same as former candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
52 percent of those surveyed by the university considered themselves to be strong Democrats, while 21 percent identified as mild Democrats. 27 percent were independents who leaned Democrat over Republican.
While the majority of Democrats do not want Biden to run again, the majority of Republicans back 45th President Donald Trump as the 2024 Republican presidential nominee, according to a Morning Consult survey.
The survey found that 52 percent of Republicans supported Trump in the 2024 Republican Presidential Primary, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at 26 percent and former Vice President Mike Pence at 7 percent.
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