“Fifty-two percent of those questioned in a Wall Street Journal survey released on Tuesday said they don’t think the president will launch a re-election campaign”
A new survey from the Wall Street Journal finds that half of Americans don’t believe Joe Biden will seek a second term in 2024. Biden has repeatedly said he is running but Americans can see and hear him, and it’s pretty clear that he is already significantly diminished by age.
It’s also hard to believe the Democratic party would allow him to be their nominee if his poll numbers are still this bad two years from now.
Paul Steinhauser reports at FOX News:
2024 Watch: Half of Americans doubt Biden will run for re-election, according to new poll
He’s said a handful of times that he intends to run for re-election in 2024, but a new national poll indicates that roughly half of all Americans doubt that President Biden will seek a second term in the White House.
Fifty-two percent of those questioned in a Wall Street Journal survey released on Tuesday said they don’t think the president will launch a re-election campaign, with 29% saying they do expect Biden to seek re-election and 19% unsure.
Among Democrats, 51% said they think the president will run again, with 32% disagreeing and just over a quarter unsure.
Biden made history in November 2020 when he became the oldest person ever elected president. If he campaigns for re-election in 2024 and wins, Biden would be 82 at his second inaugural and 86 at the end of his second term.
Asked a year ago at the first formal news conference of his presidency about his 2024 plans, Biden said, “My answer is yes. I plan on running for re-election. That’s my expectation.”
Half of Americans doubt President Biden will seek re-election in 2024, a WSJ poll shows, with some citing the toll of the office on the country's oldest president https://t.co/5vrCgb54a6
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 15, 2022
Meanwhile, over at The Hill, Niall Stanage is saying prepare for a repeat of the 2020 election:
The Memo: Get ready for Biden vs. Trump all over again
A nation that saw one of the most divisive elections in its history in 2020 is barreling toward another bitter contest in 2024.
Former President Trump is the dominant figure in the Republican Party despite a sea of troubles and is edging closer to declaring another run for the presidency. Trump held a campaign-style rally on Saturday in South Carolina and will hold another in two weeks in Georgia.
Meanwhile, President Biden has shown no signs of backing away from an attempt to win a second term, even though he would be 82 by the time of his possible second inauguration. Biden has said more than once that he intends to run, dampening speculation he would bow out and make Vice President Harris the early favorite to be the Democratic nominee.
Faced with a Biden-Trump choice, the nation could not be more evenly split, at least according to a new Wall Street Journal poll. The survey finds 45 percent of registered voters favoring Biden and 45 percent favoring Trump in a hypothetical 2024 contest between the two men.
The poll is a startling reminder of Trump’s political resilience.
If this prediction by Stanage is accurate, and if current trends continue, it’s difficult to see how Biden would win. His approval with independent voters is in the gutter and he is bleeding support from minorities.DONATE
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