Voters Rally Behind Biden

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

On Tuesday, a new Emerson College national survey was released which shows that a growing number of Democratic voters believe that President Biden was the best option for the 2024 Democratic nomination. Seventy-one percent of Democratic voters have said that Biden should be the Democratic nominee. This is a double-digit increase since the Emerson College poll last month showed that only 58 percent of voters believed Biden was the best option for the Democratic nomination.

Biden’s primary support group is those Democratic voters between the age of 18 and 34, with 85 percent of this Demographic wanting Biden to run for a second term. According to the survey, only 15 percent of 18 to 34-year-old Democratic voters thought that the Democratic party should have a different nominee.

For Democratic voters between the ages of 35 and 49, 72 percent believed that Biden should be the Democratic nominee, while 28 percent would prefer to see someone else win the nomination. Democratic voters between the ages of 50 and 64 have also shown increased support for Biden, with 61 percent claiming they would like to see him be the nominee while only 39 percent want someone else to be the nominee. Democrats 65 years and older are also supportive of Biden being the nominee with 67 percent supporting his nomination while 33 percent prefer someone else.

The Emerson College poll also showed that Biden’s approval had remained relatively steady at 44 percent, while his disapproval rate had increased by two points, bringing it up to 50 percent.