Just 18% of Americans Want Biden to Run Again in 2024, Poll Shows
Pressure mounts for Biden to not run for reelection
The vast majority of American voters say they don't want Democrat Joe Biden to run for reelection in 2024, a new poll has revealed.
According to the Yahoo News/YouGov survey released Thursday, just 18% of Americans want Biden to run again.
Most of the poll's respondents say they want Biden to step aside and let someone else run instead.
The poll is the latest sign that Biden is struggling to find mass support for reelection while he's not even halfway into his presidency.
Yahoo! describes the figure as “the lowest number to date.”
Additionally, it reflects a seven-point drop from the number who said he should run in May.
However, only 35 percent of Democrats believe Biden should run for reelection.
That number is an eight-point drop since May.
Only nine percent of Republicans and 12 percent of independents say Biden should run again.
Overall, the vast majority of U.S. adults, 64 percent, said he should not run again:
Meanwhile, when asked “who they would rather see as the Democratic nominee for president in 2024,” only about a quarter (27%) of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents now say Biden.
Fewer say Vice President Kamala Harris (19%); most say either “someone else” (20%), they’re “not sure” (30%) or that they “wouldn’t vote” (4%).
The survey was taken July 8-11, 2022, among 1,672 U.S. adults and coincides with yet another dismal economic report, which Biden and Democrats quickly attempted to spin.
Consumer prices rose to an annual rate of 9.1 percent in June, surpassing the prediction of experts:
Compared with a month earlier, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index was up 1.3 percent.
Economists had expected CPI to rise at an annual rate of 8.8 percent, up from 8.6 percent in May. They expected a month-over-month increase of 1.1 percent.Inflation has American families hard by raising prices for everyday necessities like food, gasoline, housing, transportation, and utilities. Huge increases in the price of gasoline in June, which hit new all-time highs several times during the month, started to sap household and business spending on other items.
While Biden described the figure as “unacceptably high,” he claimed it was “out-of-date.”
"Energy alone comprised nearly half of the monthly increase in inflation,” Biden said in a statement.
"Today’s data does not reflect the full impact of nearly 30 days of decreases in gas prices, that have reduced the price at the pump by about 40 cents since mid-June."
He claimed that those savings alone are “providing important breathing room for American families.”
According to the report, gas prices are up 59.9 percent, and the overall energy index rose 41.6 percent over the last year.