75% of Democrats don’t want Biden to run again

By Dave Andrusko

It would be difficult to imagine a more painful 18 months than the year and a half that pro-abortion President Joe Biden has endured since he was inaugurated. But in comparison to just a few months ago, what is most striking is the mounting rebellion among Democrats.

The best evidence may be that in January/February of this year, 51% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters told CNN that they wanted someone other than Biden to be the Democratic nominee in 2024. A new CNN poll find “75% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters want the party to nominate someone other than President Joe Biden in the 2024 election, a sharp increase from earlier this year.”

Kate Sullivan adds, “The poll comes as Biden’s approval ratings remain low and most Americans are discontented with the state of the country and the economy. Inflation remains high and a new report released Tuesday showed consumer confidence slipped for the third straight month.” 

The reasons why they don’t want Biden to run again are fascinating. Sullivan writes

Twenty-four percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters said they want someone else because they don’t think Biden can win in 2024, up from 18% in a poll conducted in January and February. Thirty-two percent feel that way because they don’t want Biden to be reelected, up from 16% earlier this year. Twenty-five percent said they prefer Biden as the nominee, which is a steep drop from 45% in January/February. 

What about Biden’s approval ratings? According to Sullivan, they “remain in the 30s, according to a separate CNN poll released earlier this month, and Democrats are bracing for losses in this year’s midterm elections.”

Ed Morrissey’s conclusion is harsh but earned:

The hard truth: Democrats don’t like Biden now that they’ve had a chance to see him as president. Give them some credit for catching up to the rest of us, albeit two years late.”