According to a new poll, most voters don’t want President Joe Biden to run for reelection in 2024.
A majority of voters — 58% — think Biden shouldn’t run again, according to a Newsweek poll conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies. Among those who voted no, 42% said Biden shouldn’t run because he is too old.
As the first octogenarian president, Biden became the oldest candidate ever elected.
Other reasons voters disapproved of a Biden candidacy included economic policies (16%), the strengths of other potential Democrats (7%), and midterm results (1%). Only 30% of respondents said Biden should run again, and 12% said they didn’t know.
🚨A Newsweek poll released today shows Biden's popularity to be the lowest of any President. This comes as no surprise, as Biden burns down the house.
— Karl (@fadedjeans63) August 1, 2022
Biden has indicated that he will run for president in 2024. White House chief of staff Ron Klain says the public should expect an official announcement for the presidential bid after the holidays.
Former President Donald Trump has officially started his campaign to regain the White House in 2024. It was found that 49% of eligible voters are not in favor of Trump running again, 39% do, and 11% are unsure. People who don’t want Trump to run again cite his response to the 2020 election as the biggest reason for not wanting him to run (39%), followed by his ability to provoke Democratic debate (10%) and his age (8%).
There were 1,500 eligible voters in the Redfield & Wilton Strategies poll taken on Dec. 5.
In a recent CNBC All-America Economic Survey, 57% of Democratic voters said they didn’t want Biden to run again. 70% of Americans agreed.
Democrats considered changing the primary schedule for 2024, moving South Carolina up, and dropping Iowa and New Hampshire. The White House denied the proposed changes were meant to reward Biden supporters and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC).