On Tuesday (July 12), a reporter was on the receiving end of President Joe Biden’s temper after he asked Biden what the President would say to Democrats who didn’t want to vote for him.
Despite a recent poll showing two-thirds of Democrats wanting a different nominee in 2024, Biden insisted that voters “want me to run.”
Responding to the question asked during the White House Congressional Picnic, Biden said, “Read the poll. Read the polls, Jack. You guys are all the same. That poll showed that 92% of Democrats if I ran, would vote for me.”
But a dissenting voice of another reporter retorted, “A majority of Democrats say they don’t want you to run again in 2024.”
Before walking away, Biden reiterated his previous stats, “Ninety-two percent said if I did, they’d vote for me.”
However, the stats Biden is referring to — revealed by a The New York Times/Siena College poll — show that 92 percent of Democratic voters would only pick Biden if his opponent in 2024 is former President Donald Trump.
But without that stipulation, 64 percent of Democratic voters say they would prefer another nominee over Biden.
Young voters seem to be the most eager for someone else to appear on the 2024 ticket beside the 79-year-old President, with 94 percent of Democrats under 30 saying they want another nominee.
The poll was also chock full of other bad news for Democrats heading into the midterms, as it showed Biden’s approval rating had dropped to 33 percent. Furthermore, 77 percent of voters believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.