Democrats say it's 'worrisome' that voters want someone other than Biden in 2024

By Jen Krausz on
 February 8, 2023

Some Democrats are beginning to express concerns that voters seem to say they want someone other than President Joe Biden to run on the party ticket in 2024.

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll showed that 58% of voters said they wanted someone other than Biden to run, while only 31% said they wanted Biden.

“It’s the general consensus that Dems are content with Biden in a Trump rematch. But this poll undermines Biden’s central argument for re-nomination,” former Obama administration official Julián Castro said. “Two years is forever and it’s just one poll, but if he’s faring this poorly after a string of wins, that should be worrisome."

“Well, right now it’s pretty clear he [Biden] intends to run, but you can always change your mind,” Democrat strategist James Carville said, adding, "And I think the age issue is going to be huge...Could we please find somebody under 75 to be our president? Just for the fun of it, okay?"

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) previously refused to commit to supporting Biden in 2024, saying she will consider his platform when the time comes and hinting at a need for "generational change" in the party.

If he is re-elected in 2024, he will be 86 years old at the end of his second term -- if he makes it that long.