Biden Replaced By Own White House Official?

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A poll of likely New Hampshire 2024 Democratic Primary voters shows that Transportation Secretary Peter Buttigieg is preferred to President Joe Biden.

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Survey Center Granite Poll published on Tuesday (July 26) shows that 17 percent of Democratic Primary voters in New Hampshire would choose Buttigieg from a list of other potential candidates.

Biden only received 16 percent support. Given the poll has an error rate of approximately 4.7 points, Biden and Buttigieg are statistically tied.

Following Biden are Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who both received 10 percent support.

Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) received 9 percent support, Bernie Sanders (I-VT.) 8 percent, and Vice President Kamala Harris 6 percent.

Those who received 5 percent or less include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams, and Hillary Clinton.

The most significant data to come out of the poll is that Democrats aren’t committed to the idea of choosing Biden as their Presidential candidate in 2024, despite the White House confirming his intentions to run again.

When participants were asked about their second choice for a Presidential candidate, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) took the top spot with 14 percent support, and Buttigieg, the runner-up, received 13 percent.

However, Biden only accumulated 2 percent support in this category.

The poll also showed a significant drop in support for Biden when participants were asked if they wanted Biden to seek reelection in 2024.

In June, 54 percent of Democratic voters supported the idea of Biden seeking a second term, that percentage dropped to 31 percent in the July poll.