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Business News/ News / World/  Michelle Obama for President: Former US First Lady preferred choice over Joe Biden, survey shows

Michelle Obama for President: Former US First Lady preferred choice over Joe Biden, survey shows

A recent poll suggests that many Democrats believe Michelle Obama should run for president in the 2024 US Elections instead of Joe Biden due to concerns about his age and suitability for another term.

Barack Obama, the 44th US president, with his wife Michelle Obama (Instagram/@michelleobama)Premium
Barack Obama, the 44th US president, with his wife Michelle Obama (Instagram/@michelleobama)

Many Democrats think it might be a good idea to have Michelle Obama run for president instead of Joe Biden in the upcoming US Elections 2024, a recent poll shows. People are worried because Joe Biden is getting older. 

Also, they're not sure if he's the best choice for another term. The poll found that about half of the Democrats who answered think the party should pick someone new for the US Elections in 2024.

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A survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports reveals up to 48% of Democrat participants advocate for a new face to lead the party into the next election. But, not everyone agrees, and some think Biden will still be the one to run. Contrarily, 38% seem content with Biden continuing his journey.

Even though many Democrats are thinking about who could take Biden's place, they don't all agree on who it should be. Michelle Obama is a popular choice among the names mentioned, with 20% of people liking her for the job.

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Other well-known people like Vice President Kamala Harris and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were also mentioned, but fewer people preferred them. The survey reveals 15% of Democrats are likely to back Harris to take BIden’s place while 12% think Clinton may still be a possibility.

Other choices

California Governor Gavin Newsom has the support of 11% of likely voters. As per the New York Post, the 56-year-old faces accusations of orchestrating a “shadow" campaign for the presidency, prepared to step in should health issues force Biden to withdraw from the race.

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is the youngest to receive people’s support. The survey reveals 9% of likely Democratic voters prefer the 52-year-old.

A lot of Democrats, about 27%, didn't like any of the options given and couldn't choose who they thought would be better than Biden.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and sports. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Published: 28 Feb 2024, 11:17 AM IST
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