President Joe Biden reacted angrily to a survey claiming that a sizable majority of Democrats would prefer to have a new presidential contender in 2024 instead of him seeking reelection.
Following the White House Congressional Picnic on Tuesday, a reporter’s query prompted Biden to respond.
“Mr. President, what’s your message to Democrats who don’t want you to run again?,” the reporter asked.
"What's your message to Democrats who don't want you to run again?"— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 12, 2022
BIDEN: "Read the polls! Read the polls, Jack! You guys are all the same." pic.twitter.com/e0G3Sfufwm
“They want me to run. Read the polls. Read the polls, Jack! You guys are all the same. That poll showed that 92% of Democrats if I ran would vote for me,” President Joe Biden said.
92 percent of Democrats would support Biden if he ran against former President Donald Trump in today’s election, according to a New York Times/Siena College survey.
Unfortunately for Biden, other outcomes from the same survey were far less positive for him.
According to the study, just 26% of Democratic primary voters thought that Biden should be the nominee for reelection in 2024, while 64% said they preferred a different candidate.
The main concern of those voters who rejected Biden was his advanced age of 79.
The progressive activist organization RootsAction declared on Monday that it will aggressively work to defeat the nomination of Biden due to his poor record in the White House.
Regretfully, President Biden hasn’t shown much audacity or motivation. And it seems unlikely that he will be elected again. Making him the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer in 2024 would be a terrible error with so much on the line.
The Siena College poll’s findings weren’t all unfavorable for Biden. According to the study, Biden would prevail over Trump by three points, 44 percent to 41 percent, in a hypothetical contest.