Post-Debate Poll Shows 68% Of Independents Want Biden Out Of 2024 Race

A recent JL Partners poll revealed that 68% of independent voters want President Joe Biden to withdraw from the 2024 presidential race following his poor debate performance. Only 32% believe he should remain the Democratic nominee.

The pressure on Biden to step aside has intensified after his lackluster showing in Thursday’s debate. Many Democrats and media members have expressed concern over his performance. Despite this, a Biden campaign official confirmed that Biden will stay in the race and participate in the ABC News debate in September.

The poll also found that among independents who voted for Biden in 2020, 41% think he should drop out. Support for former President Donald Trump among independents rose by four points to 44% post-debate, while Biden’s support dropped to 24%, down from 28% before the debate.

The survey, which sampled 805 independent voters immediately after the debate, aligns with pre-debate polling that showed widespread dissatisfaction with Biden. A New York Times/Siena poll conducted earlier in the week found that 64% of voters believe the Democratic Party should replace Biden as its nominee. Only 29% think he should remain the nominee.

The Times/Siena poll also highlighted a lack of enthusiasm for Biden among Democrats. While 52% of Democrats believe he should stay on the ticket, 45% think he should be replaced. Among independents, 71% said Biden should not remain on the ticket, with only 21% supporting his candidacy.

The poll further indicated that 70% of voters believe Biden is too old to be an effective president, and 20% think the country is headed in the wrong direction under his leadership. In a head-to-head comparison, former President Trump leads Biden by ten points (48-38%) in terms of who is expected to win in November.

The Times poll surveyed 1,226 registered voters from June 20-25 and has a margin of error of 3 points.

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