Next Woman Up: Polls Shows Swing-State Voters Prefer Kamala If Joe Drops Out

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks on reproductive freedom at Howard University on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

A new poll finds Vice President Kamala Harris is the favorite of swing state voters to lead the Democratic Party should President Joe Biden drop out of the 2024 presidential election.

Harris received 45% of voters’ support, the highest of key Democratic figures, including Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) and Buttigieg polled next at 36%, followed by Newsom at 32%, Gov. Wes Moore (D-MD) at 23%, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) at 21%.

The report comes as voters become increasingly disenchanted with a second Biden term, citing the 81-year-old’s age and frequent memory lapses as a top concern.

A McLaughlin & Associates survey in February reported that 82% of likely voters found Biden’s “state of health and his mental fitness” to be his biggest “weak point.”

Harris has ramped up appearances for the Biden campaign, trying to mobilize the Democratic base by molding her platform on what she views as a defining issue of the election: abortion.

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