64% of Democrat Voters Don't Want Biden as 2024 Nominee, Says NYTimes-Siena Poll

Backlash against his effort to move country in "New Direction" is particularly acute among Younger Voters

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — In a shocking new poll of Democrat voters, the latest New York Times-Siena College Poll released Monday finds President Biden facing an alarming level of doubt from inside his own party, with a resounding 64% of "Democrat Voters" saying they'd prefer a new standard-bearer in 2024. Just 26% said they'd support Biden for re-election. 

Yes, President Biden is facing an alarming level of doubt from inside his own party, as voters nationwide have soured on his leadershi and give him a meager 33% job-approval rating.

Widespread concerns about the economy, inflation and escalating gas prices have turned the nation's mood decidedly dark, both against Mr. Biden, Democtrat Party leadership and the overall trajectory of the nation.

In a sign of deep vulnerability and unease among what is supposed to be his political base, only 26% of Democrat voters said the party should renominate him in 2024.

The backlash against Mr. Biden's effort to move the country in a "new direction" was particularly acute among younger voters, with 94% of Democrats under the age of 30 saying they'd prefer a different candidate in 2024.

More than 75% of "Registered Voters" now see the United States moving in the "wrong direction" according to the poll, as a pervasive sense of pessimism spans every corner of the nation.

The poll found that 76% of respondents say they believe that the U.S. is headed in the "wrong direction," with just 13% saying they believe its headed in the "right direction."

And as in indication of the of what is foremost on their minds, more than 75% of voters in the poll said the economy was “extremely important” to them.

Every age range – every racial group, in cities, suburbs and rural areas, as well as within both political parties – indicated such belief.

Overall, abortion rated as the most important issue for just 5% of voters: 1% of men, 9% of women.

When asked why they would support a new candidate:
  • 33% of Democrats cited age as their main reason
  • 32% said job performance
  • 12% said they will prefer someone new, and
  • 10% said Biden is not "progressive" enough. 
The White House has consistently said that Biden, who will be 80 years old in November, intends to run for reelection in 2024.
  When asked what is the most important problem the country is facing:
  • 20% of respondents said the U.S. economy
  • 15% said inflation and the cost of living
  • 10% said gun policies, while
  • just 5% said abortion rights issues.
Whatever crossover appeal Mr. Biden once had appears have been diminished. His job approval rating among white voters without college degrees now stands at a stark 20%.

Mr. Biden has repeatedly said he intends to run for re-election in 2024. But at 79, he is already the oldest president in American history. And, concerns about his age ranked at the top of the list for Democrat voters who want the party to find an alternative.

The New York Times-Siena College poll was conducted from July 5th-7th, with a total of 849 respondents. The poll’s margin of error is 4.1%.