(Fwrd Axis) — With the midterm elections later this year, some voters are already looking ahead to the 2024 election, and a surprising poll shows a majority of Americans doubt President Joe Biden will seek another term in office in the next general election.
According to a new Wall Street Journal poll, 52 percent of Americans doubt Biden will seek re-election in 2024, citing his age and the toll of the office on the country’s oldest president and just 1 in 3 (29%) expect him to run again.
In an interview with ABC News last year, Biden was asked by David Muir if he intended to run again in 2024. “Yes. But look, I’m a great respecter of fate — fate has intervened in my life many, many times. If I’m in the health I’m in now — I’m in good health — then, in fact, I would run again,” he responded.
That’s not exactly a yes or no and White House press secretary Jen Psaki has previously said Biden “intends” to run in 2024 and that’s likely the truth in this entire thing. At this moment, Joe Biden intends to run in 2024 but there is a chance he ultimately decides against running.
When he was on the campaign trail, Biden said he wanted to be a “transition candidate” between the older and younger such as Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.
“Look, I view myself as a bridge, not as anything else,” Biden said in March 2020. “There’s an entire generation of leaders you saw stand behind me. They are the future of this country.”
If Biden decides to run again, it could be a rematch of the 2020 election. Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly hinted at the possibility of another run for the White House.
In the same poll, 41 percent of Democrats aid they believed that Biden will run again, while 1 in 3 (32%) said they didn’t think he would. This likely suggests the President will likely need to make his decision sooner rather than later and make it official before members of his own party get even more worried.