Former California Governor Jerry Brown recently expressed doubts over President Biden’s ability to win the White House in 2024. Brown, who challenged Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination in 1976, believes that Biden’s chances of winning a second term depend on what the alternatives are.
A recent Monmouth University poll found that 44% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters believe the president should step aside and allow someone else to run as the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer.
Only a quarter of respondents said that Biden should seek re-election, and 30% said they had no preference.
While Biden’s job approval rating has mostly held steady for more than a year, it currently stands at 44% approve vs. 56% disapprove in the latest Fox News national survey.
Given his recent missteps, it’s hard to say whether he can overcome his challengers to win the White House a second time. The Democrats need someone with fresh ideas and energy to lead the party forward, and Biden may not be the best person for the job.