Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn’t run

11/26/21

Vice President Kamala Harris and former First Lady Michelle Obama are in the lead for a 2024 presidential run if President Biden decides not to try for a second term, a new Hill-HarrisX poll found.

The poll found Harris in the lead among likely candidates, with 13 percent of respondents supporting her. Michelle Obama came in second at 10 percent. 

All other candidates listed received 5 percent or less support, with most voters surveyed still unsure of who they would back if Biden chose not run.

Other candidates in the poll included 2020 presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Yang and Pete Buttigieg. 

Thirty-six percent said they were “unsure” who they would vote for, while 13 percent said they would choose someone who was not on the list.

Biden has said before that he intends to run in 2024. If he won, he would be 81 years old at the start of his second term. 

Among poll respondents who voted for Biden in 2020, 22 percent said they would vote for Harris, the most of out of any candidate in the poll. 

Harris has struggled with her approval ratings since the start of her tenure as vice president. She has been tasked under Biden with handling the southern border and voting rights. 

The poll surveyed 939 registered voters from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19. The margin or error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

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