Democratic Voters Want To Replace Biden With Someone Else Hugely Unpopular

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Sarah Wilder Social Issues Reporter
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Among Democrat voters, 30% of all voters said they did not want President Joe Biden to run in 2024, and the most popular choice to run to replace him was Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a News Nation poll released Thursday.

When choosing who they wanted to run to replace Biden, 44.2% of Democrat voters wanted “someone else” to run in 2024, but the most popular choice for a replacement after that was Harris, at 16.1%. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders came behind Harris at 10.7%, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom polled behind him at 8.9%, according to the News Nation poll.

Harris has consistently polled almost as poorly, and sometimes her numbers are worse than Biden. A June 17 Fox News poll had Biden at a 57% disapproval rate, while 56% viewed Harris unfavorably. A February poll had both Biden and Harris at a low approval rating in the vice president’s home state of California: Biden’s approval rating was 47% while Harris’s was worse at 38%.

A November 2021 USA Today poll had Biden at a 38% approval rating, and Harris was lower at 28% approval.  (RELATED: ‘This Was A Good Week,’ Kamala Harris Says Amid Approval Rating Disaster And Reports Of ‘Dysfunction’)

News Nation’s poll also found 57% of voters, and 26% of Republican voters, don’t want Trump to run in 2024. Among Republican voters, 38.1% wanted “someone else” to run for the Republican nomination in 2024, while DeSantis led the list at 23.4%.