Poll: More than half of Democratic voters do not think Biden should stand for re-election in 2024

More than half of Democratic voters do not think President Joe Biden should stand for re-election in the 2024 presidential election, a new poll has found.

Meanwhile, the majority of Republicans think former president Donald Trump should run again for a second term, and also believe he would win if he did – suggesting he is still seen as the leader of the GOP by the party’s supporters.

Despite rating 79-year-old Biden highly in several qualities, 56 percent of the more than 1,000 Democrat voters polled said the current president should step aside and allow a different candidate run in the 2024 election.

More than half of Democratic voters do not think President Joe Biden should stand for re-election in the 2024 presidential election, a new poll has found. Meanwhile, the majority of Republicans think former president Donald Trump should run again for his second term

More than half of Democratic voters do not think President Joe Biden should stand for re-election in the 2024 presidential election, a new poll has found. Meanwhile, the majority of Republicans think former president Donald Trump should run again for his second term

The vast majority of Democrats agreed that Biden has significant government experience (92%), has major policy knowledge and expertise (86%), is focused on bringing the country together (85%) and fights for the people he represents (83%).

Most Democrat voters also believe Biden could win if he were to run again, with three in five saying they think he would come out of the 2024 election as President.

But despite these qualities, just 44 percent said he should run for a second term – a sentiment that is consistent throughout all age groups and ideologies present amongst the 1,034 Democrat voters who were polled by IPSOS for USA Today.

Republicans, on the other hand, are more confident in Trump, with 59 percent saying he should run again, versus just 41 percent who think he should bow out.

It is clear from the results that GOP voters still see Trump as the leader of their favored party, and think he has the qualities necessary to be the next president.

The majority see Trump as being willing to use all tools at his disposal to get things done (90%), as someone who fights for the people he represents (87%) and someone who fights against ‘woke corporations’ and cancel culture (86%). 

Despite rating 79-year-old Biden (pictured August 26) highly in several qualities, 56 percent of the more than 1,000 Democrat voters polled said the current president should step aside and allow a different candidate run in the 2024 election

Despite rating 79-year-old Biden (pictured August 26) highly in several qualities, 56 percent of the more than 1,000 Democrat voters polled said the current president should step aside and allow a different candidate run in the 2024 election

The GOP voters polled were also more confident that Trump could win in 2024 than their Democratic counterparts were about a Biden victory, with four in five of the 800 Republican voters saying the former president would win an election.

This was consistent throughout most of the demographics covered in the poll group, but among the people who consider the views of the Republican party to be more conservative than their own (75%), there is less confidence in Trump. 

Regardless of who ends up on the ballot for Republican party, the most important trait GOP voters are looking for in a leader is someone who will stand up for the freedom and dignity of all Americans. 

More than eight in ten GOP voters polled (82%) said Trump possesses that quality.

Away from the rivalry between Biden and Trump, the poll also looked more broadly at how the two parties are perceived, and which issues facing American today are of a higher priority amongst the different party’s voters.

Republicans, on the other hand, are more confident in Donald Trump (pictured July 26), with 59 percent saying he should run again, versus just 41 percent who think he should bow out

Republicans, on the other hand, are more confident in Donald Trump (pictured July 26), with 59 percent saying he should run again, versus just 41 percent who think he should bow out

Among all Americans, the poll found the Democratic party is perceived as being more inclusive and willing to compromise than the GOP. The Democrats are also seen as having greater legislative efficacy, with a two-to-one advantage.

The Republican party, meanwhile, is seen as being stronger on the issue of crime and the economy, which are the two issues currently of most concern among the public, according to the results. 

In total, 46 percent of Americans see inflation and increasing cost as the main problem currently facing the country. The parties are split by how important they see this issue, however, with 58 percent of Republican saying its the most important.

By comparison, 34 percent of Democrats saying inflation is the most important – with 40 percent saying gun violence (the most important issue among Democrats) and 35 percent saying climate change (the second most important issue among Democrats).

Just 11 percent of GOP voters surveyed said gun violence was the most important issue, and just 7 percent of Republicans polled said climate change.

Those who were polled were allowed to select three issues out of a list of 17, that also included healthcare, immigration, Covid-19, abortion, taxes and social inequality.

For all Americans, terrorism was seen as the least important issues (5%). Republican voters saw social inequality as the least important issues (2%) while Democratic voters chose opioid or drug addiction and terrorism (both at 5%).

source: dailymail.co.uk