A recent poll found that the majority of Democratic voters do not support President Biden’s bid for reelection, The Hill reports.
Democrats don’t want Biden to run for reelection, according to 57% of them, a CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows. Some 70% of all respondents to the study agreed with the statement, while 66% of independents and 86% of Republicans did as well.
According to the study, the majority of respondents oppose former President Trump’s bid for reelection in 2024, which he announced last month. Some 61% of respondents, including 88% of Democrats, 37% of Republicans, and 61% of independents, said they opposed Trump’s bid for a second term.
Biden’s popularity rating decreased from 46% in October to 41% this month, while his disapproval rating increased from 50% to 54%, according to the study. In terms of the economy, his approval rating fell from 40% to 38%.
The survey’s lowest level since 2013 was reached when only 14% of participants stated they thought the economy was strong or outstanding.
In order to decide whether he will run for reelection, Biden intends to take some time over the holidays. He has already stated that he plans to run again but won’t make a definitive decision until the beginning of 2019.
After his party outperformed expectations in the midterm elections last month, Biden appears to be in a stronger position to begin his reelection campaign. Democrats were able to marginally increase their Senate majority and barely lose control of the House.
Biden, though, who turned 80 this month, is already the oldest president to have ever held the office. Nearly half of those who thought Biden shouldn’t run for president in the CNBC poll, including 61 percent of Democrats, cited his advanced age as a key deterrent.
About 8% of those opposed to Trump running again cited his age as a key deterrent. After Vice President Joe Biden and the late President Ronald Reagan, Trump, who is 76 years old, is the third-oldest president to have ever been elected.
The countrywide survey of 801 Americans took place between November 26 and 30. There was a 3.5 point error margin.
Nearly three-quarters of Democratic voters, up 11 points from August, said they thought Biden could win a second term if he stood for reelection, according to a USA Today survey done after the midterm elections.
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