It looks possible that the 2024 presidential race could be a rematch of the 2020 contest, as former President Donald Trump has already formally announced his candidacy while President Joe Biden, albeit absent a formal announcement, has nonetheless repeatedly signaled his intention to seek re-election.
Yet, solid majorities of the American people don’t want to see Biden or Trump as their respective party’s nominee in the 2024 cycle, according to a new poll, the New York Post reported.
In fact, less than a quarter of those polled would support a Biden re-election bid, while slightly less than a third of respondents express support for another Trump run for the presidency.
Most Americans don’t want to see a 2020 rematch
Those figures came from the most recent survey conducted by The Economist/YouGov of 1,500 U.S. adults between Nov. 26-29 with a 3.2 percent margin of error.
With regard to whether they’d like to see a potential Biden run in 2024, only 22 percent said “Yes” while 56 percent said “No” and 22 percent were “Not sure.”
Rather tellingly for the current president, not a single demographic category expressed majority support for his candidacy, including among his own 2020 voters (35 percent), registered Democrats (39 percent), and self-identified liberals (37 percent).
As for a Trump 2024 run, the pollsters found that 31 percent said “Yes,” 54 percent said “No,” and 15 percent said they were “Not sure.”
Unlike Biden, however, Trump did draw majority support among his base, including 54 percent of Trump 2020 voters, 58 percent of registered Republicans, and 51 percent among self-identified conservatives.
Support drops for Trump, grows for Biden and DeSantis
The numbers were a little bit better for the current and former presidents in a recent Marquette University Law School poll conducted between Nov. 15-22 of 1,004 U.S. adults, including 840 registered voters, with a margin of error that ranged from 3.7 to 4 percent.
Among Democratic respondents, 49 percent supported a 2024 run for Biden while 51 percent were opposed, an improvement over the 44-56 percent split for that question in a September survey.
As for Trump, 55 percent of Republicans would support a 2024 run while 45 percent would not, which was down from the 60-40 percent split in that regard in September.
Interestingly enough, the Marquette pollsters also found substantially increased support for the potential 2024 candidacy of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), and further found that he would tie Biden at 42 percent in a hypothetical face-off while Biden would defeat Trump 44-34 percent in a hypothetical rematch.