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3 in 4 Democrats don’t want Biden as 2024 nominee: poll

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media after exiting Air Force One, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Three in 4 of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents surveyed in a new CNN poll said they don’t want President Biden as their party’s presidential nominee in 2024.

The poll found that 75 percent said they want someone else as the Democratic nominee in 2024, while 25 percent supported Biden. 

By comparison, 51 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents questioned in a similar poll earlier this year said they wanted a different candidate to be their presidential nominee in the next election, while 45 percent of respondents expressed interest in Biden running again. 

Of the Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who said they don’t want Biden to be the party’s 2024 nominee, 42 percent said they don’t want him to be reelected as president, while 32 percent said that they don’t believe Biden can defeat a Republican nominee in an election, pollsters discovered.

Meanwhile, 55 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independents surveyed said that they don’t want former President Trump to be their party’s nominee in 2024, while 44 percent said the opposite. 

That is a 6-point increase from a poll earlier this year, when 49 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independents surveyed said they wanted a different candidate to be their presidential nominee, while 50 percent of respondents wanted Trump to run for office again. 

A majority of all respondents in the new poll — 54 percent — also said that they believe American democracy is under attack, while 40 percent of respondents said American democracy is being tested but not under attack. Six percent of respondents said that democracy isn’t under attack. 

The CNN poll was conducted from July 22 to July 24 with a total of 1,002 respondents participating in the survey. The poll’s margin of error is 4 percentage points.

A survey of likely 2024 New Hampshire Democratic primary voters released on Tuesday found that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg received slightly more support than Biden.

Buttigieg had 17 percent support in the University of New Hampshire Survey Center Granite Poll compared to Biden’s 16 percent.

Vice President Harris was supported by 6 percent of respondents in that survey, which had a margin of error of 4.7 percentage points.

Updated at 8:05. a.m.

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