President Joe Biden has announced that he will be running for re-election in 2024. While this news will excite some of his supporters, recent polls show that most Americans do not want him to run again. ( see President Biden`s announcement)
According to a poll conducted by NBC, 70% of Americans, including 51% of Democrats, do not wish that Biden runs for reelection.
According to a poll conducted by NBC, 70% of Americans, including 51% of Democrats, do not want Biden to run for president in 2024, citing his age as a significant concern.
In addition to this, Biden's overall job-approval rating has dropped to 41% among all adults and 30% among independents. Only 38% of Americans approve of the president's handling of the economy, and he trails a generic Republican by 6 points among registered voters. These numbers don't bode well for the President's chances in the 2024 elections.
The good news for Biden is that he remains more popular than Donald Trump.
According to the same NBC poll, 38% of Americans view Biden positively, while 48% have a negative impression of the president. This is compared to Trump's 34% positive and 53% negative score.
However, the bad news for Biden is that Trump is the clear frontrunner among GOP primary voters, despite recent legal troubles and investigations he's facing.
Nearly 70% of GOP primary voters stand behind Trump, making him the most likely alternative for voters who may not want to support Biden in 2024.
It's worth noting that even though some significant Democratic-leaning groups do not want Biden to run, they would still support him if he is the Democratic nominee.
For example, 96% of Sanders/Warren voters would vote for Biden in the general election if he is the Democratic nominee.
President Biden's announcement that he will be running for re-election in 2024 may excite some of his supporters; recent polls show that most Americans do not want him to run again. With his approval ratings dropping and a strong alternative in Trump, Biden will have his work cut out for him in the 2024 elections.
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