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DNC member suggests Biden step aside, sounds alarm on Democrats’ concern over bad polling, approval ratings

A member of the Democratic National Committee told the Wall Street Journal that Democrats should nominate a different candidate in 2024 and sounded the alarm on Democrats’ private concerns over Biden’s candidacy. 

“I want to see Bidenism continue but I think the best way to make sure that happens is to perhaps have a different candidate than Joe Biden,” a member of the DNC said, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“It would be irresponsible for us to not be concerned at this point. People can be hopeful about what the result is going to be. But we don’t have any evidence as to why we should be hopeful. The polling is bad. The approval ratings are bad. We know about concerns about both the president’s age and about the vice president if she were to take over,” the member of the DNC said. 

The WSJ reported that Democrats’ concerns were mostly private, but that a “worry” continues to hang over Biden’s re-election.

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden participates in the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) as part of the U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Summit at the White House on September 25, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wrote in September that Biden and Harris shouldn’t run for re-election. 

“I don’t think Biden and Vice President Harris should run for re-election,” Ignatius wrote. “It’s painful to say that, given my admiration for much of what they have accomplished. But if he and Harris campaign together in 2024, I think Biden risks undoing his greatest achievement — which was stopping [former President] Trump.” 

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Hanna Panreck is an associate editor at Fox News.

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