Cart

Your Cart is Empty

Back To Shop

Biden snaps at reporter, insists Dems ‘want me to run’ in 2024 – New York Post

President Biden lashed out a reporter who asked what he would say to Democrats who don’t want him to run for a second term Tuesday — insisting that the party is behind him despite a recent survey showing nearly two-thirds of its voters want a different nominee in 2024.

“They want me to run,” Biden​, 79,​ said during the White House Congressional Picnic. “Read the poll. Read the polls, Jack. You guys are all the same. That poll showed that 92% of Democrats, if I ran, would vote for me.”​

“A majority of Democrats say they don’t want you to run again in 2024,” a member of the press retorted.

Joe Biden.
“That poll showed that 92% of Democrats, if I ran, would vote for me,”​ President Biden said.
Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

“Ninety-two percent said if I did, they’d vote for me,” Biden repeated before walking away.

The New York Times/Siena College poll referenced in the exchange showed that while 92% of Democrats would vote for Biden if Donald Trump was his Republican opponent in 2024, 64% would prefer the party pick someone different to be its standard-bearer in two years.

The poll also found that 94% of Democrats under the age of 30 want somebody besides Biden at the top of the ticket.

Poll.
94% of Democrats under the age of 30 want somebody besides President Biden at the top of the ticket.
New York Times/Siena College
Poll.
A majority of Democrats don’t want to re-elect President Biden in 2024 due to his age and job performance.
Poll.
The poll showed that President Biden’s job approval rating was at just 33%.
New York Times/Siena College

The survey also contained dire news for Biden and Democrats heading into the November midterm elections.

It showed that Biden’s job approval rating was at just 33% and that ​77% of Americans believe the country is moving in the wrong direction. ​

When asked why they would prefer a candidate other than Biden in 2024, 33% of Democrats pointed to his age, 32% cited his job performance, 12% said they just prefer someone new, 10% said Biden isn’t progressive enough, and 4% doubted his ability to win re-election.

President Joe Biden strokes the cheek of Maeve Healy, chief of staff to Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), while greeting guests during the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House.
President Biden strokes the cheek of Maeve Healy, chief of staff to Rep. Grace Meng, while greeting guests during the Congressional Picnic.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
President Joe Biden snaps a photo with guests at the White House Congressional Picnic.
President Biden snaps a photo with guests at the White House Congressional Picnic.
Patrick Semansky/AP

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also cited the 92% figure when asked to react to the poll’s findings Monday.

“You know, there’s going to be many polls,” she said. “They are going to go up and they are going to go down. This is not the thing that we are solely focused on.”

Written by

Cart

Your Cart is Empty

Back To Shop