President Joe Biden pushed back against the speculation of Democrats wanting him to step aside at the end of his term in January 2025, claiming there’s plenty of intra-party support for a reelection bid.
“[Democrats] want me to run,” Biden said Tuesday night when asked about his 2024 plans at the end of the White House’s Congressional Picnic.
Biden then added, “Read the polls. Read the polls. You [reporters] are all the same. That poll showed that 92% of Democrats, if I ran, would vote for me.”
"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
President Biden was likely citing numbers from a New York Times-Siena College poll that showed 92% of Democrats would vote for him — if the 2024 presidential election were held today, and the major party choices entailed Biden (Democrat) and former President Donald Trump (Republican).
It’s interesting that Biden cited polls in his media response.
Covering the last month, a litany of surveys have placed President Biden in trouble with American voters, when judging “favorability” and “consumer confidence,” along with major-policy decisions involving the economy, gas and food prices, 40-year highs with inflation, and immigration.
Also, for that same New York Times-Siena College poll referenced earlier, a different survey revealed 64% of Democrats would prefer a different candidate for the Democratic National Committee’s presidential nomination in 2024. Continue reading at Newsmax.