“Read the poll. Read the polls, Jack. You guys are all the same. That poll showed that 92 percent of Democrats, if I ran, would vote for me,” Biden replied.
President Biden tells me that despite most Democrats saying they want another candidate in 2024, most would still vote for him. pic.twitter.com/2aJ5kZe2WK
— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) July 12, 2022
The Times called the 92 percent figure “one glimmer of good news” for him in the survey.
President Biden is facing an alarming level of doubt from inside his own party, with 64 percent of Democratic voters saying they would prefer a new standard-bearer in the 2024 presidential campaign, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll, as voters nationwide have soured on his leadership, giving him a meager 33 percent job-approval rating. […]
One glimmer of good news for Mr. Biden is that the survey showed him with a narrow edge in a hypothetical rematch in 2024 with former President Donald J. Trump: 44 percent to 41 percent.
The result is a reminder of one of Mr. Biden’s favorite aphorisms: “Don’t compare me to the Almighty, compare me to the alternative.” The poll showed that Democratic misgivings about Mr. Biden seemed to mostly melt away when presented with a choice between him and Mr. Trump: 92 percent of Democrats said they would stick with Mr. Biden. (NYT)
Asked about the poll, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre touted the same percentage.