According to a new poll by NBC News and Generation Lab, the vast majority of college Dems do not want President Biden to run for reelection.
According to the survey, 73 percent of Democratic college students who are enrolled in two- or four-year programs do not think that President Biden should seek reelection in two years. Only 27% of people believe he should, though.
The majority of GOP students, 57 percent, believe that former President Donald Trump should run in 2024.
The survey was done between August 12 and August 17, the article said, “during a pretty good run of news for Biden among Democrats.” The climate change and healthcare law was only just enacted by the Senate on August 7 and the U.S. House on August 12.
However, the survey also revealed that just 42% of all second-year students approve of Biden’s work as president, with only 2% of them strongly agreeing. Meanwhile, 57 percent are unhappy with how the 46th president is doing his duties.
Additionally, when NBC News and Generation Lab polled students beginning their first year of college in 2021, 58 percent of respondents indicated they approved of Biden’s performance as president.
Even if a sizable majority of Democratic voters do not want President Biden to compete for reelection in 2024, this does not indicate that political division and tensions have subsided on college campuses.
Almost half (46%) of the Class of 2025 say they would not “dorm across the aisle,” which means they would probably or definitely not share a room with a person who supports a person other than their chosen 2020 presidential candidate. This finding comes from a separate poll conducted by NBC News and Generation Lab.
When asked whether they would not share a room with someone who has opinions different from their own, 62 percent of Democratic students answered in the negative, compared to only 28 percent of Republican students.
Furthermore, 63 percent of students said they would probably or definitely would not marry a person who backed the other 2020 presidential contender, and 53 percent of students said the same about going on a date with such a person.