President Joe Biden has not yet formally announced his candidacy for 2024, but he has repeatedly hinted that he does intend to seek a second term in the White House.
A majority of Americans would prefer that Biden does not seek re-election, however, as revealed has been revealed yet again in another public poll, Breitbart reported.
In fact, only around a quarter of those polled would support a Biden bid in 2024 while nearly two-thirds would be opposed to a Biden re-election campaign.
The majority oppose the idea of a second Biden term
Politico and Morning Consult surveyed 2,018 registered voters between Nov. 18-20, with a margin of error of 2 percent, and there was very little good news for President Biden in the poll’s results, particularly with regard to his public approval and job performance on various issues thus far.
The results for the president were particularly bleak with respect to the question: “Do you believe Joe Biden should run for president in the 2024 election?”
A total of 28 percent said “Yes,” including just 15 percent who said he “definitely” should run, while a total of 65 percent said “No,” including 46 percent who said “definitely not.”
For the sake of comparison, the pollsters also asked if former President Donald Trump should run again in 2024, and a combined 34 percent said “Yes” — 22 percent said “definitely” — while a combined 63 percent said “No,’ with 51 percent saying “definitely not” to another Trump bid for the White House.
Same story, different poll
Breitbart noted that the results of that Politico/Morning Consult poll weren’t too dissimilar from those of an Economist/YouGov poll of 1,500 U.S. adults conducted between Oct. 22-25 with an unspecified margin of error.
With regard to a potential Biden 2024 run, only 22 percent said “Yes” while 54 percent said “No” and 24 percent were unsure. Adding insult to injury, the demographic breakdown on that question revealed that a Biden 2024 bid did not draw majority support from any of the voter blocs that helped elect him in the first place.
Indeed, only 34 percent of Biden 2020 voters would support another run, as would only 39 percent of Democrats and 31 percent of liberals.
To be sure, the prospects for a Trump 2024 run were only marginally better, as 25 percent said “Yes” to another run while 59 percent said “No” and 17 percent were unsure. Trump still retains more support among his base than Biden, though, as 53 percent of Trump 2020 voters would support another run for the presidency along with 54 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of conservatives.
The main takeaway from these and other polls with similar results is that, regardless of any ambitions that Biden — or Trump — may have to serve a second term in the White House, a majority of Americans would prefer that both remain as single-term presidents in the history books.