Just under half of Democrats want President Joe Biden to run for a second term in 2024, with many citing his age as their main reason for not backing him, according to The Associated Press.
Among Democrats, Biden garnered 47% support for a reelection bid and a 78% approval rating, according to a Friday AP/NORC poll. While most of these voters said they would probably vote for him if he becomes the nominee, Biden is drawing concerns from Democrats for being the oldest president in history — he would be 86 years old by the end of his second term.
“My problem with him running in 2024 is that he’s just so old,” Jenipher Lagana, one of the polled Democrats from California, told the AP. “I would love to see somebody younger, like Buttigieg or Newsom be able to get in there and handle things maybe a little differently just because they’re a younger person.”