President Joe Biden is going into his fourth presidential run with brutal polls showing that a majority of Americans, including Democrats, do not want him to run again.
The 80-year-old’s approval ratings have struggled to top 40 percent since he took office and have at times dropped below 30.
Voters gave him poor performance ratings and a lack of faith in his ability to handle their most important issues such as the economy.
But he decided he still had enough support to win a second bid against whoever would end up as the Republican nominee.
More than half of Democrats do not want Biden to run for re-election, and seven in ten Americans overall claim he should not seek a second term.
70% of Americans don’t want Joe Biden to run for re-election in 2024, a poll released just days before he announced the disclosure.
In the poll, 51% of Democrats also said they don’t want to see another run for the incumbent president
Biden confirmed that he plans to complete two terms in office with Vice President Kamala Harris as No. 2 — and he made good on that promise with his announcement on Tuesday.
But most Americans don’t want to nominate the octogenarian president in 2024, claiming his age is a “major” reason they don’t want four more years of Biden, according to an NBC News poll released Sunday.
Meanwhile, 21 percent of respondents said age was at least a “minor” factor in why they never wanted to see him run again.
The president needs to reflect the age group in the country. “Both should retire,” said one Democratic pollster from Washington state when referring to Biden and Republican Donald Trump, 76.
They added, “It’s someone else’s turn.”
Biden is already the oldest elected president in US history, and he would be 82 at the time of inauguration if elected to a second term.
Only six percent of Americans want to see a replay of the 2020 match between Trump and Biden in 2024.
separate Survey from the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics It appears that Biden’s approval among young Americans has fallen by five points over the past year.
Among registered voters ages 18 to 29, only 36 percent approve of Biden’s performance as president, according to the national poll released Monday. That compares with the 41 percent approval rating in this demographic that the president had last spring — and a drop of three points since the fall.
The survey was conducted March 13-22 and included 2,069 young Americans.
Rising crime and violence appears to be weighing heavily on Biden’s approval in this younger demographic, with only 27 percent of the nation’s youngest voters saying they approve of the president’s handling of gun safety, and nearly half saying they’ve felt insecure over the past month.
If Biden were pitted against the final Republican nominee in the NBC poll, the president would emerge a loser.
Among registered voters polled, 41 percent said they would either definitely or likely vote for Biden, compared to 47 percent who said they would vote for whoever becomes the GOP nominee.
The same question only asked of Democrats unsurprisingly showed that 88 percent of this voting caucus say they will “definitely” or “most likely” vote for Biden. But only 22 percent of independent voters said the same, and three percent of Republicans.
While 70 percent of Americans don’t think Biden should run again, 60 percent of Americans feel the same way about former President Trump’s third consecutive White House bid.
A third of Republicans say they don’t want him to run in 2024 – even though Trump already in mid-November announced his candidacy in the Republican primary.
Meanwhile, the same poll shows that only 6% of Americans want to see a rematch between Trump and Joe Biden in 2024.
Other GOP candidates are former South Carolina governor and Trump’s ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson and long-announced candidates – biotech millionaire Vivek Ramaswamy and conservative radio host Larry Elder.
Several individuals have hinted or been rumored to be considering a bid for the White House.
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott launched a presidential exploratory commission earlier this month, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is crossing the country and flirting with an ad under the guise of a book tour.
Other possible candidates are former Vice President Mike Pence, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
Although Biden is likely to be the Democratic Party’s nominee, there are some potential candidates vying to oust the sitting president.
Democratic writer and advocate Marian Williamson and anti-vaccination attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. have announced bids for the Democratic nomination in 2024.