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The news for President Joe Biden continues to get worse the further he gets into his presidency.
A new poll shows that a whopping half of Democrat voters do not want him to campaign again for the presidency in 2024, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University’s poll showed on Friday, The Daily Caller reported.
The poll showed that a mere 39% of voters approve of Biden’s performance so far, and 69% of all voters, which includes 50% of democrats, want him to run for president again in 2024.
The top alternatives for Democratic voters were Vice President Kamala Harris and Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, each of whom were the top choice of 18% of Democrats, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who reeled in 16%.
The most important issues for Democratic voters were abortion, which 27% said was their priority, and the economy, which 12% said was their top issue.
The news was also frightening for former President Donald Trump, but not to the same extent among his own base.
It showed that 68% of voters polled did not want him to run again, but only a third of Republicans felt that way about him.
A former adviser to then-President Barack Obama has become the latest Democrat to cast doubt about President Joe Biden’s political viability to be reelected in 2024.
Biden has said repeatedly that he intends to run again but increasingly, Democrats are casting doubt about his chances as his approval rating has sunk into the mid-30s in many recent polls.
That includes Obama adviser David Axelrod, who appeared on CNN Tuesday with dismal news about Biden’s re-election prospects.
In particular, Axelrod was asked about a recent poll indicating that 75 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters said they do not want Biden to run again in 2024, according to Newsweek.
Responding, the former Obama whisperer said that a “time will come when these numbers have to be accounted for, and he’s going to have to make a decision” on whether he wants to run for reelection.
“I mean, obviously, this is a very unhappy bit of data for him. I’m sure, you know, it is concerning,” Axelrod said.
“But we should point out that he’s got two and a half years before the next election, or a little less than two and a half years, so you can over—you can get overly focused on one number. But there are a series of numbers that are not good for his overall approval rating,” Axelrod added.
His comments come amid abysmal polling for both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as a Democrat-controlled Congress — all of whom are being blamed for massive inflation triggering record-high gas prices, food costs, housing, and other commodities. In addition, shortages of baby formula, tampons, and other consumer goods are adding to economic anxieties along with a chaotic southwestern border.
A report by CNBC this week claimed that nearly half of all Americans have fallen further in debt in the Biden-Harris era.
“Nearly 40% of consumers cannot put any money at all into savings, according to a recent analysis of household financial health and readiness by the American Consumer Credit Counseling, while about 19% said they had to reduce their savings rate,” the outlet reported.
Nearly a quarter of Americans have no emergency savings at all, the report said, citing a Bankrate survey, while 28 percent said they had some savings but not enough to cover three months’ worth of expenses.
“In order to make ends meet, 43% of Americans expect to add to their debt in the next six months, especially young adults and parents with young children, according to a separate study by LendingTree,” CNBC noted.
“Consumers have been going through many different financial phases in a very short period of time forcing them to pivot several times accordingly to the challenge,” Allen Amadin, president and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling, said in a statement.