Controversial Democrat Looking To Replace Biden
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is now the most highly favorable potential candidate for the 2024 presidential election among a list of 23 potential contenders according to a USA Today-Ipsos poll.
Forty-six percent of respondents expressed somewhat favorable views towards Sanders. Forty-one percent mentioned an unfavorable opinion.
President Biden was the second-highest member scoring 43 percent, with 52 percent unfavorability. Former President Trump had the same results as Biden.
Following them were the three political figures that are currently among the most well-known potential candidates as many of the other potential nominees are still unfamiliar to most voters. Vice President Harris and former Vice President Mike Pence both had favorable ratings by 40 percent of those surveyed.
With Democrats, Biden has an 82 percent favorability, but Republicans bring his ratings down as only 11 percent of them view him favorably. Currently, Biden and his aides have maintained that he would run for another term in 2024 so long as his health allows it. Many Democrats, however, have avoided replying to questions on whether they support a Biden reelection.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) declined in June to say whether she would be endorsing Biden in 2024. Her ratings in the poll placed her at No. 11 of the 23 potential candidates on the poll. Specifically, thirty-three percent of voters said they held a favorable view of her, while thirty-eight had an unfavorable view.
Especially among republicans, her favorability was at 10 percent, which is 1 percent lower than both Harris and Biden.
Among Republicans, Trump was the most favorable candidate with 81 percent. Pence and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) were also viewed favorably among Republicans with 69 and 68 percent respectively.