Poll: Most Voters Want Joe Biden to Have Primary Challengers

President Joe Biden boards Air Force One for a trip to New Hampshire to promote his econom
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The latest Rasmussen Reports poll found that less than half of likely voters in the United States want President Joe Biden to run for another term, while two-thirds want him to face Democrat primary challengers.

Only 39 percent of the likely voters in the United States said they want Biden to run for a second term in office, up from the 32 percent who said the same thing in February. In comparison, almost half (48 percent) said he should not run again. Thirteen percent said they were unsure how they felt.

This comes after Biden told NBC’s Al Roker in a short interview at the White House Easter egg roll on Monday that he plans on running for reelection but is still “not prepared” to make the announcement. Biden responded to Roker asking if he would be “taking part” in the 2024 election after the president teased about being at up to six more Easter egg rolls at the White House.

Biden has not officially announced he is running for reelection but has been secretly getting everything in place for another announcement. Advisers initially hinted that the president would make his announcement around February’s State of the Union, but a report last week has now indicated he could wait until the fall to announce his bid.

AUSTIN, TX - FEBRUARY 23: Marianne Williamson leaves the stage after endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during a campaign rally at Vic Mathias Shores Park on February 23, 2020 in Austin, Texas. With early voting underway in Texas, Sanders is holding four rallies in the delegate-rich state this weekend before traveling on to South Carolina. Texas holds their primary on Super Tuesday March 3rd, along with over a dozen other states. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Marianne Williamson, an author and “spiritual thought leader” who ran for president as a Democrat in 2020, has declared she would run for the Democrat nomination. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The poll also found that 66 percent said that if Biden does run for reelection in 2024, the president should face primary challengers in the Democrat presidential primary. In comparison, only 21 percent of the respondents are against Biden facing Democrat challengers. Another 13 percent said they were unsure how they felt.

So far, Marianne Williamson, an author and “spiritual thought leader” who ran for president as a Democrat in 2020, has declared she will run for the Democrat nomination, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed the necessary paperwork and pledged to challenge Biden in 2024.

The poll also found that 46 percent of the voters supported Kennedy’s campaign against Biden in the Democrat primary, while 31 percent opposed, and 23 percent were undecided. 

The Rasmussen Reports poll was taken from April 9 -11, 2023, with 950 U.S. likely voters through a national telephone survey. There was also a three percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence level.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at jbliss@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.


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