Next year’s White House race has been dubbed the “election of fear” as both Democrats and Republicans say they are not thrilled about the likely rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
The two men ran against each other in the presidential election four years ago, with Biden coming out victorious and they are running again.
But voters on both sides have grown weary at the idea of another showdown between the senior candidates, with Biden America’s oldest-ever president at 80 — and Trump not far behind at 77.
Many Americans — conservative and liberal alike — say they want new politicians at the forefront of the race as polls show most Democrats don’t want Biden to re-enter.
New polls show Trump hammering Ron DeSantis in the race for the nomination, and Biden in a presidential race. But many Republicans say that two charges have been brought against the president — one is federal — and that his antagonistic style of governing leaves them indifferent.
The 2024 White House race has been dubbed the ‘election of fear’ as both Democrats and Republicans say they are unfazed by the prospect of a likely rematch between Joe Biden, 80, and Donald Trump, 77 .
Voters want new politicians at the forefront of the race and polls show most Democrats don’t want Biden to re-enter
A recent survey found that former President Trump will have a six-point lead over Biden if the two leading candidates face off against each other again
Biden’s margin of victory in the last election was less than 77,000 votes in four states and it will be another close battle.
A recent poll showed former President Trump has a six-point lead over Biden if the two leading candidates face off against each other again.
The survey found that 45 percent of voters would choose Trump out of the pair if the presidential election were held today, while 39 percent said they would choose Biden.
But another 16 percent said they were unsure or didn’t know who to choose in the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll poll shared with The hill.
The potential rematch between Biden and Trump could come down to who is the least unpopular.
Patrick Grey, a Democrat in Bay City, Michigan, bores Biden because he already knows everything he needs to know about him.
“We know what you’re going to bring to the table based on past performance. There is nothing more to learn,” he told the Wall Street Journal.
“I’m tired of it already.”
41-year-old John Newman, a political independent from Chicago, wants to support a moderate Republican and is put off by Trump. He is not waiting for a confrontation between Biden and Trump.
“I wish I had a fast-forward button,” he said.
“We have a lot of work to do on education and homelessness, health care, and those issues are moving down the priority list.
Newman, a public school instructional coach, said he was used to seeing elected officials convicted of crimes, as four of his state’s last 11 governors have gone to prison.
But he said the recent indictment of Trump is a sign of division that has hurt America.
Miguel Lainez, of Columbus, Georgia, voted for Trump in 2020 and believes prosecutors acted unfairly in indicting him, claiming alleged crimes by Democrats go unpunished.
However, he thinks the Republican party should elect someone who isn’t so divisive.
“We let our anger and hatred for this man consume us,” he said.
“If we can find someone new and meet halfway as Americans, [we can] working on things that make us better as a country.’
Patrick Vigil, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and describes himself as a MAGA Republican, said:I think it really helps him.’
John Newman, 41, a political independent from Chicago, wants to support a moderate Republican and is put off by Trump
Patrick Grey, a Democrat in Bay City, Michigan, is boring Biden because he already knows everything he needs to know about him
Matt Wells, 42, lives in eastern Iowa and campaigns for Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. He said the country’s division is healthy because it draws a clear line
He said the charges against Trump have led people to rally behind him and raise money for his campaign.
Ron DeSantis was touted as the GOP’s new golden boy after an impressive run as Florida governor, but performed poorly on the White House campaign trail, with his polls reflecting that.
In 2010, voters were asked if the country was too divided for the government to solve major problems.
About 45 percent of people said yes, while 55 percent said the country could resolve its disputes.
NBC News asked the same question last year and a whopping 70 percent said polarization kept the US from solving problems and only 27 percent said unity was possible.
Matt Wells, 42, lives in eastern Iowa and is campaigning for the presidential campaign of Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.
He said: ‘The polarization is healthy because it draws a clear line.’
But 62-year-old Jodi Johnson, who voted for Biden in 2020, wants a more civilized political climate.
The retired programmer who lives in San Francisco said, “There has been so much anger, so much division.
The potential rematch between Biden and Trump could come down to who is the least unpopular
While Trump is the dominant force within the Republican party, many wonder if his trial, on 37 federal charges, could be a distraction
“Nothing is ironed out. It just needs to settle down.’
There are concerns that the lack of appetite for the candidates in the 2024 race showed in the polls with low turnout.
Democrat Barbara Curry, 83, who lives outside of Atlanta, said she will be reluctant to vote for Biden because she has seen no benefits in his time as president.
She said, “I don’t see any difference he’s made.”
While Sabine Droste, another Democrat from Madison, Wisconsin, added, “I think it would have been kind of fun to see the Republican field brutalize each other in the papers and debates.
“But I’m just afraid that the Trump situation is going to rob the other candidates of their moment. This puts him in the center of attention.’