Americans don’t want Biden to run again – poll – RT World News

Latest poll shows 71% of respondents opposed to President Joe Biden’s idea of ​​a second term

Only 29% of Americans want President Joe Biden to run again in 2024, according to the latest poll shared Friday with Washington, DC news outlet The Hill. Meanwhile, 71% of those polled were opposed to Biden attempting a second term in the White House. The same poll showed the 79-year-old Democrat’s overall approval rating had fallen to just 38%.

This is the surprising result of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll conducted on June 28 and 29 among 1,308 registered American voters, shared exclusively with The Hill. Of those who said Biden should not run for office, 45% said it was because he was a bad president. About a third said it was too old, while the remaining quarter said it was time for a change at the top.

« President Biden may want to run again, but voters are saying ‘no’ to the idea of ​​a second term, analyzing the job he’s doing as president, » said Mark Penn, co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey. “Only 30% of Democrats would even vote for him in a Democratic presidential primary,” Penn added.

The poll showed Biden’s approval at 38% overall, worsening further when it came to his handling of the US economy (32%) and inflation (28%). He did, however, get 43% approval on job creation and 50% approval on handling the Covid-19 pandemic.

In March, the same pollster showed Biden’s approval at 40% in March, with former President Donald Trump beating him in a hypothetical game in 2024 by a six-point margin.

June respondents also argued that Trump should not run again in 2024, except by a narrower margin. Just 39% said Trump should give the White House another try, with 61% opposed. Critics of the former president fell into three almost evenly split camps, with 36% calling him « erratic, » 33% saying he was too divisive and 30% holding him responsible for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot — a claim made by the congressional select committee during week-long television hearings, during which the poll was led.

Faced with a choice between Biden and Trump, 60% of Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll respondents said they would consider a « moderate independent candidate » instead. This sentiment was found in 64% of Democrats and 53% of Republicans surveyed.

The Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and the Harris Poll have yet to release full poll results. Their respondents were drawn from a Harris online sample weighted by known demographics.

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