After being questioned about a recent poll that revealed the majority of Democrats do not want President Biden to run for reelection in 2024, the president became irritated and approached the reporter.
During the congressional picnic at the White House, a reporter asked, "Mr. President, what’s your message to Democrats who don’t want you to run again?"
Biden, walking along with the reporter, stopped in his tracks to say "they want me to run."
The reporter noted that a majority of Democrats say they do not want Biden to run again.
"Read the polls, Jack, you guys are all the same," Biden snapped as he approached the reporter and the camera. "That poll showed that 92% of Democrats, if I ran, would vote for me."
The reporter asserted once more that the majority of Democrats do not want Biden to run for president in 2024, but Biden refuted this allegation and insisted that the situation was actually exactly the reverse.
The conversation occurs as a result of multiple polls in the media that suggest Biden is unpopular with American citizens, including members of his own party. The data that Biden and the reporter mentioned comes from a survey done by the New York Times and Sienna College between July 5 and 7.
Regarding Biden's statistic of 92 percent, while it does appear in the poll, it is unrelated to the topic of whether or not he should run for president in 2024. The figure actually refers to the fact that, in a hypothetical rematch against former President Donald Trump, 92% of Democrats would still support Biden.
The poll also revealed a number of more noteworthy insights into the general sentiment of the country toward Biden and his administration.
The polling indicates that younger voters are particularly frustrated, with 94% of Democrats under 30 saying they would prefer a different choice. Only 13% of Americans, according to the study, think their nation is headed in the right direction.