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Tags: van jones | joe biden | age | democrats | polls | politics | 2024 election

CNN's Van Jones: Democrats 'Terrified' Biden Running Again

By    |   Monday, 11 September 2023 09:07 AM EDT

CNN analyst and Democrat activist Van Jones said Sept. 7 that Democrats are starting "whispers" about the issue of President Joe Biden's age in the upcoming 2024 race.

"I think a lot of these Democrats look at these [recent poll] numbers and say the 'whispers' [about Biden's age] are finally showing up in this data," Jones said in a televised interview on CNN Sept. 7. "People are talking behind their hand. They worry about Joe Biden. He is like the grandpa that you love, you believe in, you owe a lot [to], but you start to wonder. Would you give this grandpa a high-stress job for six more years, or would you want something else for him."

A CNN/SSRS poll released Sept. 7 found that 74% say that Biden, 80, does not have "the stamina and sharpness to serve effectively as president," with only 26% saying he is up for another term.

The number has increased 7 percentage points since March, when 67% of people believed he does not have those capabilities for the presidency, and from 51% in November 2019, the data showed.

The poll shows overall 61% disapproval in the way Biden is performing his duties as president, leaving him with only 39% of voters approving of his performance in the job.

According to the poll, 58% of voters say Biden's policies have made economic conditions worse, with 55% saying they don't think he cares about them, 72% saying he does not inspire confidence in them, and 67% saying he is not a president they feel "proud" of.

Among Democrat voters, the poll found 67% saying they want a different candidate for the party in the upcoming 2024 election, with 82% preferring "just someone besides Joe Biden," an increase of 13 percentage points since March, according to the poll.

Almost half, or 49% of Democrats, cite Biden's age as their biggest concern about bis 2024 candidacy, yet 86% believe it is at least "somewhat likely" Biden will be the Democrat nominee in 2024.

"[Biden's age] is what is being talked about," Jones said. "People are scared to come out and say anything about it, but I think it's important for us to have this conversation now. I think this may be the bottom [of polling] for Joe Biden. He may go up if the economy improves, but right now the economy is getting better, and fears about the economy are getting worse."

Charles Kim

Charles Kim, a Newsmax general assignment writer, is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years in reporting on news and politics.

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