time to step aside?
Neither President Biden nor former President Donald Trump has the full backing of his party to seek a second term, a new poll suggests.
The survey, conducted by CNN, "found that 45 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters wanted to see the party renominate Biden in 2024, while 51 percent preferred a different candidate."
Among Republicans and those leaning Republican, 50 percent of voters say that want Trump to run again while 49 percent say they'd rather have a different candidate.
On the Republican side, there's a clear runner-up to Trump — 21 percent of those who'd rather Trump sit out 2024 said they want Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to be the GOP nominee. All other potential Republican candidates polled at 1 percent or less.
The Democratic faction enjoys no such consensus. The highest-polling alternative to Biden is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 5 percent, followed closely by former first lady Michelle Obama at 4 percent. Vice President Kamala Harris polled at only 2 percent.
Twenty-two percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who don't want Trump to run and 35 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who don't want Biden to run said they'd prefer a different nominee for 2024 because they don't think their candidate would win.
The survey of 1,572 respondents was conducted between Jan. 10 and Feb. 6 and has an error margin of 3.6 percent.