President Biden insisted Tuesday that Democrats need him to run for reelection, firing again at doubters after a ballot confirmed a majority of main voters wished another person on the high of the ticket in 2024.
“They need me to run,” Biden stated Tuesday night when requested by a reporter, in the direction of the top of the White Home congressional picnic, for his message to Democrats who don’t need him to run for reelection.
“Learn the polls. Learn the polls,” Biden continued. “You guys are all the identical. That ballot confirmed that 92 p.c of Democrats if I ran would vote for me.”
Biden was citing a statistic within the New York Instances/Siena Faculty ballot that confirmed 92 p.c of Democrats would vote for him if the 2024 presidential election have been held in the present day and the alternatives have been Biden or former President Trump.
What Biden didn’t handle, nevertheless, was that the ballot, launched Monday, additionally confirmed 64 p.c of Democratic main voters stated they would favor the occasion nominate somebody apart from Biden in 2024, whereas 26 p.c stated that Biden ought to be the subsequent Democratic presidential nominee.
The end result was much more lopsided amongst younger Democrats, with 94 p.c of Democratic voters ages 18-29 saying that somebody apart from Biden ought to be the 2024 nominee.
The ballot was the starkest signal but of the frustration and discontent amongst many within the occasion with Biden and solely elevated the chatter about different potential nominees.
Nonetheless, some Democrats and Biden allies have performed up the statistic that Biden nonetheless beats Trump 44 p.c to 41 p.c in a hypothetical matchup, in accordance with the ballot.
Biden has stated publicly and informed allies privately that he intends to run for a second time period in 2024, although he has acknowledged that “destiny” may disrupt these plans.
There’s additionally rising hypothesis that Trump may announce one other presidential run within the coming weeks.
Biden allies preserve that the president stays one of the best probability to beat Trump, citing his 2020 election win.
Biden’s feedback on Tuesday got here after a progressive group RootsAction.org launched a marketing campaign to oppose one other Biden run.
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