With most Americans discontented with the state of the country and the economy, keeping President Biden’s approval ratings low, a new CNN poll also shows a sharp increase of discontent with him even among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters, 75% of which want the party to nominate someone other in the 2024 election.
For comparison, in January/February poll, 51% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters said they wanted someone other than Biden to be the Democratic nominee in 2024.
Around 24% of them don’t think Biden can win in 2024 – up from 18% in Jan/Feb poll- while 32% don’t want Biden to be reelected, which is double compared to Jan/Feb poll.
In a steep drop from 45% in Jan/Feb, twenty-five percent said they prefer Biden as the nominee. Biden’s reelection has the support of 31% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters 45 years and older and just 18% of those under 45 prefer Biden as the 2024 nominee.
Former President Donald Trump’s potential reelection has somewhat larger support among Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters though 55% of them – up from 49% in the Jan/Feb poll- still don’t want him to be GOP’s nominee in the 2024 presidential election.
According to a separate CNN poll released earlier this month, Biden’s approval rating remains quite low – in the 30s – and Democrats are also bracing for losses in this year’s midterm elections in light of the Biden administration’s struggle to get a handle on inflation that has risen to 40-year highs while a new report showed on Tuesday consumer confidence slipped for the third straight month.
Following the almost two years-long Covid-19 pandemics that upended key global supply chains and the war in Ukraine that further affected oil and food prices, millions of Americans are struggling with high prices of essentials like food, housing, and gas.