US presidential election 2024: Only 12% of Democrats want Biden to lead the party, says AP-NORC poll
Only 12% of Democrats want Biden to become leader of the party: Terrible new poll shows the president’s support waning among his own supporters ahead of the 2024 announcement
- Some 37 don’t know or didn’t answer the question who should lead the US
- Biden is expected to announce a run soon, but his popularity remains low
- Some people mentioned Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and AOC as possible replacements
President Joe Biden is a distant second to “don’t know” in an open poll question asking Democrats who they want to lead their party.
Biden, who is leader of the party and has led the country for the past two years, was voted in by just 12 percent of respondents in a new AP-NORC poll when asked who the Democrats want to lead.
That gives him an edge over new leaders emerging on the scene, as well as longtime lawmakers, but it’s not a vote of confidence as he plans to launch a presidential re-election campaign soon.
The news comes as the 2024 Republican field begins to take shape, with former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announcing her decision to challenge former President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination.
Behind Biden among the Democrats was New York’s new Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, seen on the House floor in dramatic voting to finally make Republican Kevin McCarthy the speaker.
Only 12 percent of Democrats named President Biden when a new AP-NORC poll asked who they want to lead the party
He is tied with Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at 5 percent. New York’s Alexandria, the fiery progressive entering her third term in office with a devoted following.
Former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is also at 5 percent, though technically he’s not even a Democrat. Sanders is an independent who consulted with Democrats and sought the party’s nomination.
Transport sec. Pete Buttigieg, Vice President Kamala Harris, former President Barack Obama with limited tenure and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer of New York all receive 3 percent support, with former Speaker Nancy Pelosi at 2 percent, weeks after she stepped down from her role as party leader in the House of Representatives.
It’s all because Biden’s approval rating remains at 41 percent in the latest Gallup poll.
Among Republicans, there is also a sizable majority who don’t know or didn’t answer, 34 percent, and a two-person battle for first place.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis narrowly leads among Republicans seeking to lead the party, defeating Donald Trump, who is at 20 percent more than two years after losing to Joe Biden and skipping his inauguration, then becoming the first Republican who launched a presidential campaign for 2024.
Other prominent Republicans are back at 1 percent: Former President George W. Bush of Texas, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Senator Lindsey Graham of Georgia, Haley of South Carolina, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, and new speaker Kevin McCarthy from California.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was selected with 5 percent in the open-ended question
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York, who came on the scene during Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s battle for control, also scored 5 percent in the poll
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is elected by 5 percent to lead the party despite not technically being a Democrat