(WASHINGTON POST) -- WASHINGTON -- In late February we were all preoccupied with events elsewhere in the world - so you would be forgiven for having missed even a very interesting poll about U.S. politics. (We did, and we write about these things for a living.)
The poll, from YouGov, asked about the 2024 Democratic presidential primary; only 21% of Democratic-leaning voters said their choice was the incumbent Democratic president, Joe Biden. That put him barely ahead of the 18% who said they weren't sure whom they supported; Vice President Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders each had 14% shares.
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This is not normal. We've seen some evidence that Democrats aren't sold on nominating Biden for a second term, including a poll in November showing a majority of Democrats didn't want him to run again. But lots of Republicans say the same about a repeat run for Donald Trump in 2024 - yet he's the clear front-runner when you pit him against actual would-be opponents.