Democrats are turning their back on Joe Biden.
The latest New York Times/Siena College poll revealed a majority of Democrats want another candidate to become the party’s 2024 nominee.
The Hill reports:
When asked why they would support a new candidate, 33 percent of Democrats cited age as their main reason, 32 percent said job performance, 12 percent said they will prefer someone new and 10 percent said Biden is not progressive enough.
Forty-four percent of all respondents said they will cast their vote for Biden if the 2024 presidential election were held today, while 41 percent of respondents said they would vote for former President Trump if he is a 2024 presidential candidate.
The White House has consistently said Biden, who will be 80 years old in November, intends to run for reelection in 2024. Recent polling numbers, however, show his approval rating has dipped among Americans.
The new poll also found that 76 percent of respondents said that they believe that the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction, and 13 percent believe it is headed in the right direction.
When asked what is the most important problem the country is facing the majority of respondents said the U.S. economy.