Kamala Harris is top choice to replace Joe Biden

Wednesday 03rd July 2024 07:26 EDT

Washington: A new poll has found Vice President Kamala Harris is the top choice to replace President Joe Biden should he abandon his reelection campaign. Biden's recent shaky debate performance has led some Democrats to consider whether he should be replaced on the ballot before November.

The Biden campaign has said the president is not dropping out. If he did, Harris, his vice president and running mate, would most likely join other top Democrats looking to replace him at the top of the ticket.

A Data for Progress flash poll, found Harris was the most popular choice to replace Biden. The poll surveyed 1,011 US likely voters, including 387 Democratic likely voters, and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

Asked who should be picked if the Democratic Party holds a convention among party members to choose a replacement for Biden, 39 per cent of Democrat respondents chose Harris.

The Biden campaign has been contacted for comment. Seth Schuster, a Biden campaign spokesman, previously told Newsweek: "Joe Biden is not dropping out."

California Governor Gavin Newsom was the second most popular option, with 18 per cent of Democrats picking him as their choice to replace Biden.

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