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Majority of Democrats Want Alternative to Biden in 2024 Election, Poll Says

  • Only 32% of survey respondents approve of Biden’s performance
  • Biden still beats Trump in hypothetical matchup 44% to 41%
President Joe Biden speaks while visiting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on July 8,

President Joe Biden speaks while visiting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on July 8,

Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Abaca/Bloomberg

Nearly two-thirds of Democratic voters say they would prefer someone other than President Joe Biden as their party’s candidate in the 2024 election, underscoring the political headwinds the White House faces as inflation soars and Americans sour on the president’s performance.

Of the 64% of respondents who said they wanted a different candidate in the upcoming election, a third cited Biden’s age as the reason for their preference. At 79, Biden is the oldest president in US history. Some 32% of respondents to the survey by the New York Times and Siena College cited the president’s job performance, while one in 10 said he was not progressive enough.