Joe Biden
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A new poll released on Monday finds that most Democrats would prefer a candidate other than President Joe Biden as the party’s nominee in 2024.

The New York Times-Siena College poll found that 64 percent of Democrats questioned said they would prefer a different candidate. 26 percent of Democrats said they would still support Biden in the next presidential election.

When asked why they would support a new candidate, 33 percent of Democrats cited age as their main reason, 32 percent said job performance, 12 percent said they will prefer someone new and 10 percent said Biden is not progressive enough.

44 percent of respondents said they would cast their vote for Biden if the 2024 presidential election were held today, while 41 percent of respondents said they would vote for former President Donald Trump if he is a 2024 presidential candidate.

The poll also found that 76 percent of respondents said that they believe that the US is headed in the wrong direction, and 13 percent believe it is headed in the right direction.

Biden confirmed in an interview this past December that he plans to run for re-election in 2024. That confirmation came after then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki had told reporters that Biden intends to run for re-election.

Trump has been more vague when it comes to his intentions. He has not publicly confirmed if he is planning to run again for president in the 2024 election, but has hinted at such a run several times.

In a radio interview this past September, Trump said that the only thing that could prevent him from running would be “a bad call from a doctor or something”.

Before that, in an interview with Fox News, Trump said that he has already made up his mind regarding a 2024 run, but couldn’t explicitly declare his intentions because of “campaign financing” issues.