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Watters Sounds Off After Poll Shows 44 Percent of Dems Want Anyone Other Than Biden in 2024

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Fox News host Jesse Watters knows what Democrats want, and he believes they do not care who they have to sacrifice to get it, even if it is President Joe Biden himself.

Speaking to a recent poll that showed that 44 percent of Democrats do not want President Biden to vie for the presidency again in 2024, the host said he comprehends the reason, and that reason is the Democrats’ thirst for power.

“The Democrats – I know, because I know Democrats – they want power. That’s the most important thing. So this poll acknowledges it,” he said on “The Five.”

The poll in question was done by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National and it showed that around 44 percent of Democrats want someone other than Biden as the party’s nominee in 2024.

“They [Democrats] don’t think that Joe Biden can win re-election,” the host said. “They think his presidency is so far costing them power in the house. Democrats obviously want their agenda enacted and so far Joe Biden has not really been effective in enacting their agenda.”

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“Democrats want to be inspired. That’s why Democrats usually vote for the guy that sends the thrill down their leg … Is Joe Biden inspiring Democrats? No. He can barely make it through a speech on a teleprompter. He’s boring and threatening their hold on power,” he said.

The president did get some good news, followed by more damaging news, from anoer recent poll done by Morning Consult/Politico

On the one hand, he got high marks on his handling of the situation between Russia and Ukraine after his State of the Union address and hit his highest mark in 2022, Mediaite reported.

But on the other hand, less than half of respondents believe he is mentally fit to be president, a startling number for a man who has his fingers on the nuclear codes.

According to a new Morning Consult/Politico survey, 45 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance, while 51 percent disapprove. That’s a 4 point increase from the last Morning Consult/Politico survey, completed Feb. 27, and it represents Biden’s best approval rating in the poll since Dec. 13. It’s also consistent with an NPR poll out last Friday which gave him a 7 point bump after the State of the Union.

Voters are giving the president a passing grade on Ukraine, the Morning Consult/Politico survey found. In all, 46 percent of respondents approve of Biden’s handling of the Ukraine crisis, while 42 percent disapprove. That’s up 6 points from the Morning Consult/Politico survey completed two weeks ago.

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Still, the news wasn’t all good for the president. Just 45 percent of voters believe that he is “mentally fit.” That number has gone unchanged over the past two months. It also tracks with an ABC poll last month which found 54 percent of Americans do not believe that Biden has the “mental sharpness” for office.

And even more frighteningly, the one thing that had the “most consensus” among those polled is that they see President Biden as a “weak leader.”

And in a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, a strong majority of voters said Biden is unfit to serve as president while also revealing the lowest job approval rating (37 percent) from the poll since becoming president over a year ago.

“The recent poll revealed that the “underlying weakness” is to the degree that most adults “have doubts about his personal capacities.” When the respondents were asked if he was a strong leader, 59 percent said no, while 36 percent said yes. In fact, those percentages resemble his job approval; 37 percent approve and 55 percent disapprove,” Breitbart reported.

“When asked about Biden’s “mental sharpness” to serve as president, 54 percent said they do not think Biden is mentally sharp enough, while only 40 percent said he is. When respondents were asked the same question in May 2020, when Biden was only a candidate, 51 percent said he had the “mental sharpness” needed to serve as president, while 43 percent said he did not,” the report added.

“Biden seemed to have lost independents, a critical polling group, on this topic. Fifty-nine percent of the independents gave the president’s mental sharpness a negative assessment, a rise of 13 percentage points since May 2020,” the report added.

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