Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

More than seven in 10 Americans say they do not want President Biden to seek a second term, according to a new poll.

The Harvard CAPS – Harris survey found 71% of Americans did not want to see Biden run in 2024, while just 29% said they should, The Hill reported Friday.

Among the contingent of those against a second run, the reasons were varied, with 45% saying it was because he was a bad president. One in three said the president was too old to keep going and 25% said they just wanted to see a change.

“President Biden may want to run again but the voters say ‘no’ to the idea of ​​a second term, panning the job he is doing as president. Only 30 percent of Democrats would even vote for him in a Democratic presidential primary, ”Mark Penn, co-director of the Harvard CAPS – Harris Poll said in a statement.

The poll is certain to fuel speculation from restless Democrats looking to shove Biden off-stage. The president will turn 80 this year, just a few weeks after what is expected to be a Democratic wipeout in the 2022 midterm elections. His approval ratings are deeply underwater, polling shows.

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Sixty percent of Americans would consider a third party candidate if the 2024 candidates were Biden and Trump.
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The Harvard CAPS – Harris survey also showed Americans were also not enamored with the prospect of 76-year-old former President Trump returning to public office, with 61% of respondents saying he should not run for the White House in 2024. Sixty percent of voters said they would consider a moderate third party candidate if presented with another Biden-Trump face-off.

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