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Michelle Obama top choice as Biden’s replacement for Democrat ticket

At least 20 percent of respondents said they would support Michelle Obama to replace Joe Bide

Michelle Obama is top choice to replace Biden as Dem nominee among voters / Image – Instagram/@michelleobama/whitehouse.gov

Nearly half of the voters think it is likely that the Democratic Party will decide on a replacement for Joe Biden as the nominee in the presidential election scheduled for November 5, 2024.

Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the US, has emerged as the favorite pick for the switch, a survey by Rasmussen Reports, released on February 26 revealed.

The national telephone and online survey conducted between February 18-20, 2024, found that 47 percent of likely US voters believe that Biden’s replacement with another candidate is likely, including 22 percent of voters who see it as “very likely.”

As per the survey, 45 percent of 960 voters said they don’t think it is likely Democrats will find a substitute for Biden, including 18 percent who consider such a scenario “Not At All Likely.”

At least 20 percent of the respondents said they would support the former First Lady as Biden’s replacement. She fared better than other prospective candidates in the survey, including reigning Vice President Kamala Harris, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Trailing closely was VP Harris with 15 percent of the votes, while 12 percent said they would like to see Clinton back in politics. Newsom received 11 percent support from respondents.

Biden’s approval rating has dipped to 37 percent with 58 percent of voters saying they disapprove of him. Nine out of 10 Democrats approved of his performance while the same share of Republicans disapproved of him. Independents slightly leaned toward disapproval as well.

The incumbent has faced criticism concerning not being mentally fit to hold the most powerful role in the country. Republican primary candidate Nikki Haley, in the State of the GOP address at Clemson Hill, South Carolina, said someone with the risk of dementia could not be elected the President.

 

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