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.