More Bad News for Biden

Joe Biden

( – In the wake of last week’s catastrophic presidential debate performance for Joe Biden, the president is getting more terrible news as a new poll has found that approximately half of the Democrat electorate indicated in a recent survey he should not pursue the party’s 2024 nomination.

A CBS News/YouGov poll published on Sunday revealed that 45 percent of Democratic registered voters surveyed believe Biden should not be the nominee, while a slight majority of 55 percent support his continued candidacy.

This query was in relation to whether Biden should be the Democratic nominee, The Hill reports.

When asked about President Biden’s suitability for running for president again, 54 percent of Democratic voters affirmed his candidacy—this reflects a decline of 10 points from a previous 64 percent in a February 2024 poll.

Conversely, 46 percent of Democratic voters now oppose his candidacy, which is an increase of 10 points from February.

This polling data emerges in the wake of concerns triggered by Biden’s unsteady performance in a recent Thursday debate.

Questions about his ability to lead the Democratic ticket have been raised within the party.

In response, both the White House and Biden’s campaign have been actively working to mitigate these concerns, emphasizing that Biden was affected by a cold during the debate.

Allies of Biden have highlighted his demeanor and comments at subsequent public appearances, such as a watch party following the debate and a campaign event in North Carolina, suggesting that the debate performance was an isolated incident.

Despite these assurances, only 59 percent of Democrats now believe Biden possesses the necessary mental and cognitive health to serve as president, a notable decrease from the 71 percent who expressed confidence in his capabilities on June 9, 2024.

The CBS News/YouGov poll, which gathered these insights, was conducted among 1,130 registered voters between June 28 and 29, and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.

For the subset of Democratic registered voters, the margin of error increases to plus or minus 6.8 percentage points.

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