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Joe Biden Loses Base as Black Voters Want Different 2024 Candidate: Poll

A new poll found 64 percent of Democratic voters would prefer another candidate as the party’s nominee in 2024.



A new poll shows that a significant number of Black voters want a different Democratic presidential nominee in 2024, putting President Joe Biden at risk of losing some of his political base.

Vice President Joe Biden has made it clear that he intends to run for re-election in 2024. Vice President Joe Biden will turn 81 on Election Day in 2024, making him the oldest president of the United States.

According to a recent poll conducted by the New York Times and Siena College, however, 64% of Democratic voters prefer another candidate to be the party’s nominee.

Only 26% of those polled said that Biden should be renominated by the Democratic Party.


43% of African-American Democratic primary voters believe that Joe Biden should be the party’s nominee in 2024. However, the fact that 47% of Black voters want a different Democratic presidential nominee in 2024 shows that Biden’s political base may be eroding.

94 percent of those under the age of 30 said they wanted a new Democratic candidate to lead the party, compared to 76 percent of those over 30.

Voters are most concerned about Biden’s age, with 33% of respondents citing this as a reason for Democrats to find an alternate nominee.

discontent with Biden’s performance in the White House was soon to follow (32 percent). More than a dozen respondents said they would prefer a new candidate, while ten percent said Vice President Biden was not liberal enough. In addition, 4 percent of those polled questioned his ability to win in 2024 and his mental acuity (3 percent).


The poll, which surveyed 849 likely voters between July 5 and 7, showed that 33% of those surveyed approved of Biden’s performance in his current role.

A higher percentage of Black voters (62%) than any other race/ethnicity, age bracket, or educational level gave Biden a positive endorsement.

Overwhelming numbers of Republican voters (89 percent) disapprove of Biden’s performance as vice president.

The president’s performance is also unpopular with independents, who make up 68% of the electorate.


With a dismal approval rating of just 70 percent among Democrats, Biden’s efforts to keep control of Congress in the 2022 midterms could be in jeopardy.

Even so, the poll found that if the election in 2024 were a rematch of the one in 2020, 44% of voters would choose Biden over 41% who would go with Trump.

92% of Democrats say they’d vote for Joe Biden if the two faced off in 2024.

Anxieties over the nation’s finances, inflation, and gun control have left many citizens feeling pessimistic about its prospects for growth and development.


77% of those polled believe the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction, with similar percentages across all age groups, races, and political parties saying the same.

Only 13% of Americans believe the country is on the right track, according to a poll conducted by the New York Times more than a decade ago.

The White House has been contacted by Newsweek for comment.

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