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The majority of Americans are not buying that a fading President Joe Biden will run for a second term in 2024 due to his age, cratering approval ratings, and his response to inflation as well as rising prices according to a new Wall Street Journal poll.
The survey showed “52% of Americans don’t think Mr. Biden will run for re-election in two years, while 29% do expect him to pursue a second term” and “nineteen percent are undecided about his future,” The Wall Street Journal reported.
Only 42 percent of Democrats believe that Biden will dare to run again, with 32 percent convinced he will not seek a second term and a whopping 26 percent that are “unsure.”
“Interviews conducted in recent weeks with dozens of voters, activists, and local officials in the nation’s top battleground states, along with poll respondents, found a degree of ambivalence and uncertainty over whether Mr. Biden, who is 79 years old, should seek another term,” the media outlet contended.
Even worse for Biden, the survey found only 28 percent expect him to win a second term and 19 percent say they are unsure of that as well.
More telling are comments made to the Wall Street Journal by those asked via the poll about Biden’s anticipated run for a second term.
“You can run for president at 35. I don’t know why we would need the president to be over 75,” Katie Smith, who is a 20-year-old junior at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, stated.
“I just don’t know. He’s getting up there. I don’t know if it’s the best step for the Democratic Party,” remarked Julie Hersch, a 55-year-old Democrat from Millcreek Township, PA.
Biden will be 81 when the next presidential election rolls around. Former President Donald Trump will be 77. Trump appears to be far more active and lucid than Biden is going into another race. Trump’s health also seems to be far, far better than Biden’s.
America is going to retire Biden in 2024.
Who’s with me?
— Joey Gilbert (@joeygilbertinc) March 7, 2022
A head-to-head match between the two candidates shows a virtual tie of 45 percent, according to the poll but many Americans aren’t buying that number either. In the survey, 40 percent claim they would have a problem voting for Biden while 38 percent say the same thing about Trump.
The approaching midterm elections tell an entirely different story and many experts now believe that the Democrats are going to take one heck of a beating by the Republicans due to progressive policies that have severely impacted Americans.
When participants were asked what party they would vote for if the elections were held today, 46 percent would vote Republican and 41 percent would go for the Democrats. Thirteen percent are undecided, unsure, or refused to answer the question.
A thunderous 63 percent believe the country is going in the wrong direction. According to 50 percent of Americans, the issues that concern them the most are inflation and the economy with 65 percent of Americans saying the economy is going in the wrong direction.
Why should he? Has he not done enough damage already.
— Oluwadare (@dreylabutter) March 15, 2022
Fifty-six percent of Americans now view Biden unfavorably according to the poll. That’s a 2-point jump from November. Fifty-eight percent of Americans believe Biden is focusing on issues that are not important to them.
Biden’s overall disapproval ratings on a myriad of issues are very concerning. His disapproval on the economy is 59 percent, for inflation it’s 63 percent, securing the border gets 57 percent, and fighting crime comes in at 56 percent.
He’s squeaking by on approval of his handling of Russia at 50 percent and on Ukraine at 47 percent but those numbers are not reflective of what truly concerns Americans.
Democrats are also beginning to voice their doubts about Biden running again.
I doubt he’ll even make it to next year.
— Tammy Ross (@TammyRo51991979) March 15, 2022
Georgia Democratic state Rep. Derrick Jackson commented that he doesn’t believe Biden will run because “you don’t hear the same level of energy and enthusiasm” in his voice as you used to.
“I don’t think President Biden is going to run — not simply because of his age, but he’s been doing this for a very long time. You can hear it in his voice. You don’t hear the same level of energy and enthusiasm,” Jackson told the Wall Street Journal.
“We prefer to fight for a candidate that we know is going to have the enthusiasm, the vigor, and the political chops to really fight for those things that are right. And President Biden is exhausted,” he added.
The Wall Street Journal poll was conducted between March 2 and 7 and surveyed 1,500 Americans.
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