Will Joe Biden run for reelection in 2024?
At the rate of Biden’s tumbling poll numbers, it remains a question if he’ll even make it to mid-terms.
In another historic low, a Yahoo News/YouGov poll reports that only 18% of Americans say Biden should run for reelection in 2024.
That’s the lowest number for Biden to date.
“Nearly two-thirds (64%) say he should bow out,” Yahoo News reports.
In a new low, just 18% of Americans in the latest Yahoo News/YouGov poll say Biden should run for reelection in 2024, including almost two-thirds (64%) saying he should bow out. https://t.co/xSLsbzVHe0
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'Should Biden run for president again?'
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The poll noted another item that was a first for Biden.
More Democrats now say Biden should pass on a second term (41%) than say he should pursue one (35%).
Yahoo News reported:
The survey of 1,672 U.S. adults, which was conducted from July 8 to July 11, represents perhaps the starkest evidence to date of the president’s deteriorating position with voters — including those in his own party. Since late May, the number of Americans who say Biden should run for reelection has fallen by 7 points; among Democrats, that number has fallen by 8 points.
Meanwhile, when asked “who they would rather see as the Democratic nominee for president in 2024,” only about a quarter (27%) of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents now say Biden. Fewer say Vice President Kamala Harris (19%); most say either “someone else” (20%), they’re “not sure” (30%) or that they “wouldn’t vote” (4%).
Biden has contended he intends to run again in 2024, despite sagging poll numbers and inflation that has reached 40-year highs at 9.1%, as announced Wednesday. Biden, 79, was already the oldest president ever elected and was the oldest sitting president upon his inauguration.
Republicans are almost twice as likely to want former President Donald Trump to run again (60%) than Democrats wanting another run for Biden (35%). Also, Trump has a 50% majority of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents saying they “prefer” Trump as the party’s next nominee, nearly double the Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents saying the same of Biden (27%), according to the poll.
The first half of Biden’s first term has revealed sagging support to the point even a majority of Democrats (53%) in the poll say the country is “on the wrong track.”