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Most Americans don’t want Biden or Trump to run for re-election in 2024 – poll

US President Joe Biden. (Photo: EPA-EFE / JONATHAN ERNST / POOL) | Former US president Donald Trump. (Photo: EPA-EFE / AL DRAGO / POOL)

President Joe Biden’s job-approval rating fell to the lowest mark of his presidency, and a healthy majority of Americans don’t want to see either him or former president Donald Trump run again in 2024, a Quinnipiac University poll found.

Biden’s approval rating fell to 31%, with 60% disapproving of his job performance in the survey of adults conducted July 14-18.
Seventy-one percent of Americans don’t want to see Biden run for re-election, including 54% of Democrats and 77% of independents, the poll found. At least 64% of Americans don’t want to see Trump make another White House bid as he has teased – including 27% of Republicans and 68% of independents – and only 37% of adults have a favourable opinion of Trump, according to the survey.
“There’s scant enthusiasm for a replay of either a Trump or Biden presidency,” Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a statement. “But while Trump still holds sway on his base, President Biden is underwater when it comes to support from his own party.”Trump has stepped up hints of another run for the presidency in 2024 as a congressional committee exposes his actions around the January 6 2021 storming of the Capitol by his supporters and the attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.

Biden has yet to say for certain whether he’ll seek a second term, but has expressed confidence he would defeat Trump in a potential rematch of their 2020 race.

“I’m not predicting,” Biden said in a July 13 interview with Israel’s Channel 12 television after he was asked if he expects another race against the former president. “But I would not be disappointed.”

(Reporting by Mark Niquette.)
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  • Roelf Pretorius says:

    Somehow I am not surprised, because I can’t imagine that it will be pleasant for any USA citizen to endure the toxic, evil, misleading debate as it is now. On the one hand Donald Trump and his far-right white nationalists make a habit of coming forward with the most ridiculous myths that any sane person can clearly see is nonsense, and on the far-left side a lot of role players are as obsessed with forcing their own views onto the whole USA as if it only exists to serve them. The USA is clearly in dire need of persons who want to negotiate some compromises that will allow the whole of the USA to live together in peace with each other, even if they can’t stand the other side. That is why the USA was such a successful world leader for so many decades – because they had this ability to negotiate internal stability.

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