Harris, Newsom top Democrats’ favorite list if Biden doesn’t participate: Poll – The Hill

Vice President Harris and California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) are the top choices for Democrats to run for president if President Biden chooses not to run for a second term in 2024, according to a new poll.

A NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ poll Thursday found that 31 percent of Democrats polled would prefer Harris as the Democratic presidential candidate for 2024 if Biden does not run, followed by 17 percent who chose Newsom.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who held caucuses with Democrats and was Biden’s closest challenger for the nomination in 2020, had 13 percent support, followed by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who gave a surprisingly strong performance in the 2020 race, in tenth. percent.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.), Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D), and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) each received less than 10 percent.

The poll found that 30 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of respondents overall do not want Biden to run for another term.

While Biden and White House officials have repeatedly said he plans to run in 2024, the NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ poll isn’t the first to appear. A large portion of Americans, including Democrats, are not enthusiastic about the president’s re-election.

a New York Times/Siena College Poll Earlier this month, 64 percent of Democrats found they would prefer someone other than Biden in 2024.

Thursday’s poll was another sign of voter dissatisfaction with Biden, with 57 percent of respondents saying they disapproved of his performance and 43 percent saying they approved.

The issue of inflation continues to be number one in Americans’ minds, with about 94 percent of people surveyed saying they are somewhat or very concerned about inflation.

This poll complicates an already difficult environment for Democrats who face several headwinds in November, including Biden’s low approval rates, key issues such as inflation and the general precedent that the president’s party usually suffers some mid-term losses.

The NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ poll was conducted between July 22 and July 24 and surveyed about 1,000 registered voters, although the exact number of respondents varied by question. The margin of error also varies by question but is generally around three points plus or minus.

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