According to a survey issued on Monday, the majority of Democrats believe that President Joe Biden has served his purpose and that he should not run for reelection in 2024.
The bad news for the incumbent president comes from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey. It happens only a day before Biden’s Tuesday State of the Union speech.
Only 37% of Dems, down from 52% just before the midterms last year, say they want him to run for a second term, according to the polling data.
Biden’s desire to serve two terms as president is being hampered, according to AP, by a number of factors, including legislative failures, his age, health, and inability to cooperate with the House’s Republican majority.
Although Biden has boasted about his legislative successes and leadership skills, the survey indicates that very few Americans think highly of either.
According to AP’s follow-up interviews with poll participants, many people think the 80-year-old’s age is a disadvantage, with attention being paid to his coughing, his gait, his mistakes, and the possibility that someone younger would be more appropriate for the job, which is the most stressful in the world.
In Raleigh, North Carolina, where she works as an educator, Sarah Overman, 37, a Dem., said, “I, honestly, believe that he would be too old. Someone that is younger is needed in the office, I think.”
Former President Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate who has been identified so far for the 2024 election.
According to the poll, 41% of respondents generally support Biden’s presidency, which is about the same as the scores from the end of last year.
The majority of Dems continue to support Biden’s presidency, but their enthusiasm has decreased for a reelection campaign due to his inconsistent daily performance, in which he seems to stumble (no pun intended) from one letdown to the next.
He should run for office again, according to only 22% of American adults overall, down from 29% prior to the midterm elections last year.
Democrats’ support for Biden running for president has decreased, although it does seem to be centered among younger Dems. Biden should seek reelection, according to 49% of Dems. age 45 and older, which is almost as many as the 58% who thought it in October.
However, compared to the 45 percent who believed so before the midterm elections, 23 percent of those under the age of 45 now believe he should run again.
A sample from NORC’s AmeriSpeak Panel, which is intended to be representative of the U.S. population, was used in the survey of 1,068 individuals, which was conducted from January 26 to 30. For all respondents, the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.