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New 'NYT' Poll Reveals How Democrats Really Feel About Joe Biden

Damir Mujezinovic - Author

Jul. 11 2022, Published 4:17 p.m. ET

President Joe Biden easily won the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, and then went on to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the general election.

But Biden's 2024 prospects are looking very bad, and one new poll shows that it is not just Republicans and independents who are souring on his leadership.

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Biden's Approval Rating

In the latest New York Times/Siena College poll, just 33 percent of voters said they approve of the job Biden is doing as commander-in-chief.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg: the survey also found that just 13 percent of Americans believe the country is on the right track, which is the lowest number since the 2008 financial crisis.

Moreover, over 75 percent of respondents in the poll said the economy was "extremely important" to them, while just one percent rated the economy as excellent.

How Democrats Feel About Biden

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Seventy percent of Democrats in the poll said they approve of Biden's job performance, which, although not terrible, is still a low figure for a president.

But that is not even the biggest hurdle Biden is facing.

The poll also showed that a shocking 64 percent of Democrats would prefer a different candidate in 2024, while only 26 percent of them said the party should re-nominate Biden in 2024.

Additionally, Biden is deeply unpopular among young Democrats: 94 percent of them under the age of 30 said they would prefer a different presidential nominee.

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Why are Democratic voters looking for an alternative to Biden? According to the poll, his age is the number one issue.

Unhappiness with what he is doing as president ranked at number two.

Twelve percent of Democrats in the survey said they would simply "prefer someone new," while 10 percent said Biden is not progressive enough.

But there was still a silver lining for the president: 62 percent of Black voters, who are the core of his base, still approve of his job performance.

Biden's Viability

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Several other polls also show that Democratic voters don't want Biden to run in 2024, and reports allege that some Democratic Party insiders feel the same way.

But as CNN reported, even as many are apparently unhappy with Biden and believe he could lose in 2024, no Democrat has stepped up to challenge him.

It has been speculated that Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are exploring potential 2024 bids.

Each of them told CNN those rumors were unfounded.


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