71% of Americans Don't Want Biden to Run in 2024, Poll Shows
Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll highlights Biden's unpopularity
71 percent of American voters say they don't want Democrat Joe Biden to run for reelection in 2024, a new poll has revealed.
The recent survey, conducted by Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll, found that only 29 percent of Americans believe Biden should run for a second term.
According to Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey, there is even little support for Biden in his own party.
The poll revealed that only 30 percent of Democrats are willing to vote for Biden in a 2024 Democratic Party presidential primary.
The poll also asked the respondents why they don't think Biden should run.
Many of the responses were criticisms of his suitability for office.
Among the reasons why respondents think Biden should not run again include 45 percent saying that “he is a bad president” and about one-third saying that “he is too old.”
About one-quarter saying that “it is time for a change.”
The survey also found that Biden is suffering from low approval numbers.
He currently polling with an overall approval rating of 38 percent.
Respondents also disapprove of the way the president is handling certain key issues, including “inflation (28 percent), the economy (32 percent), [and] stimulating jobs (43 percent).”
Biden is faring a bit better when it comes to handling the pandemic, with 50 percent approval.
While voters are not too keen to see Biden run again, the survey found that 61 percent of respondents were not receptive to President Donald Trump attempting another bid for the White House.
39 percent of respondents said they would like to see Trump run again.
In the scenario where Biden and Trump face off against each other in a rematch in 2024, 60 percent of voters say they would consider a “moderate” third-party candidate.
However, more Democrat voters (64 percent) polled said they would consider a “moderate” third-party candidate, compared to the 53 percent of Republican voters.
The online survey was conducted between June 28 and 29 among 1,308 registered voters.