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It is no secret that Joe Biden intends to run for re-election. While he is already the oldest U.S. president in history, currently 80, he looks forward to another run in 2024. However, his enthusiasm is not shared by a majority of Democrats.
Although he has not yet publicly declared his candidacy, it is practically an open secret that he will do so sometime in 2023. In the meantime, pollsters have taken it upon themselves to hypothetically pair him with a range of candidates, including Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and even Mitt Romney.
This time, an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll does not leave the current president in a good position. According to its results, only 37% of Democrats want Biden to seek a second term.
“In January 2022, 48% of Democrats wanted the president to run for a second term, and in October, 52% of them said Biden should run for reelection. But in the latest poll, support for his reelection among Democrats dropped to 37%,” according to the poll results.
This phenomenon is not unique to Democrats, as voters in general do not want to see another four years of a Biden administration either. Only 22% of this group would be happy with the current president being the Democratic nominee for president again.
“Overall, just one in five adults want to see him run for president in 2024, a slight decrease from the AP-NORC surveys in October and January 2022. Younger adults are less likely than older ones to favor Biden seeking a second term,” explained the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Biden did not do well on the economy
The survey also focused, issue by issue, on Americans’ opinion of Biden’s actions. For example, the president has good numbers on his handling of the pandemic. Fifty-three percent approve of his handling of COVID-19, including 49 percent of independents and 21 percent of Republicans.
“About half of the public approve of his response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has been viewed favorably by most adults since May 2022,” the aforementioned poll clarifies.
As some students are not very good at mathematics or chemistry, in this sort of management exam, the current president cannot boast about his performance on the economy. Sixty-six percent disapprove of him on this subject, including 36 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of independents and 93 percent of Republicans.
Immigration was also not an easy issue for the 80-year-old president. Once again, 66% of the population has a negative view of his immigration policy. Again, the number is made up of 43% of Democrats, 74% of independents and 89% of Republicans.
Joaquín Núñez es licenciado en comunicación periodística por la Universidad Católica Argentina. Se especializa en el escenario internacional y en la política nacional norteamericana. Confeso hincha de Racing Club de Avellaneda. Contacto: [email protected] // Joaquín Núñez has a degree in journalistic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and national American politics. Confessed fan of Racing Club of Avellaneda. Contact: [email protected]