Though on a handful of occasions President Joe Biden has insisted that he’ll launch a reelection bid in 2024, it’s painfully clear to most Americans that such an outcome is all but impossible, based not only on his age, but also on his obvious cognitive decline, no matter how much the liberal media or his administration denies it.
According to Fox News, a new poll from The Wall Street Journal took the temperature of what Americans are thinking about Biden running for a second term, and just over half of registered voters do not believe he’ll run for the presidency in 2024.
“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,” Fox noted.
When he was asked last year about 2024 at one of his few press conferences, Biden replied with, “My answer is yes. I plan on running for re-election. That’s my expectation.”
The survey’s results
In the WSJ poll, 52% of Americans indicated that they do not believe Biden will mount another run for the White House.
Twenty-nine percent feel that he will, in fact, run again, and the remaining 19% answered with “unsure.” Those results were from the general voting public.
However, while one would think Biden would get stronger support from Democratic voters, the WSJ poll proved otherwise. Only 51% of Democrats feel that Biden will run for a second term, 32% indicated that he will not, and just over 25% responded with “unsure.”
Confidence in Biden’s future in the White House will likely wane in the coming months and years, especially if Republicans take back majority control of Congress, and as Biden’s White House continues to struggle with a growing lists of crises both in America and abroad.
What about Trump?
The Journal also asked respondents if they believe Trump will run for the presidency in 2024, and 49% of the survey-takers believe he will, which dwarfed Biden’s numbers.
Only 27% indicated that they believe Trump will not run for a third time, and just under 25% felt “unsure” whether he will or not.
Some 60% of Republican voters believe that Trump will run again.
Trump has increasingly teased and hinted at the likelihood that he’ll mount a 2024 run for the White House, and he leaves any Republican competition in the dust as far as CPAC polls are concerned. The next closest GOP competitor is the ever-popular Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).