Any day now, Americans are expecting that Joe Biden will be announcing his campaign for reelection, despite his rather abysmal approval ratings and his lack of success thus far in his first term as President.
In fact, Biden’s potential reelection has been a hotly debated subject among Democrats, many of whom do not believe that the octogenarian should run again, (or that he could actually win…especially in a rematch against presumptive GOP candidate Donald Trump).
A shocking new poll seems to indicate that concerns over Biden’s ability to be an effective candidate are widespread within the party.
According to a new poll out Sunday from NBC News, 70 percent of Americans do not want Biden to run for a second term, compared to only 26 percent who do. Among those who don’t want the 80-year-old president to pursue a second term, 69 percent cite age as a reason why, with 48 percent calling it a “major” reason.
And that wasn’t all…
Worse yet for Biden, the new survey shows him facing a steep uphill climb in a general election. The NBC poll shows 41 percent of Americans plan to vote for Biden in 2024, compared to 47 percent who say they will back the Republican nominee.
Just last week, news broke about Biden’s allegedly imminent announcement, making the timing of this particular poll rather troubling.
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