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According to a newly released poll, a majority of Democrats reportedly oppose President Biden seeking a second term in 2024 because they lack confidence in his capacity to lead.
According to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research study, only 37% of potential Democratic voters believe Biden should run for president again in the 2024 campaign.
The number marks a significant drop from the 52% which was recorded only a few months earlier.
The study also discovered that the president’s popularity rating has been steadily declining since the 2022 midterm elections.
Only 49% of Democrats 45 and older believe Biden should run for president in 2024, down almost 10% from an October survey that indicated 58% approved of his administration.
With Biden now the oldest sitting president at 80 years old, only 23% of Democrats under 45 believe he should run for re-election, a decrease of more than 20 points from a pre-midterm survey that indicated 45% wanted him to run again.
Only 42% of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the president two years into his term, according to the survey.
Biden has not stated whether he would run for re-election in 2024, but he has hinted at the possibility for several months.
So far the only candidate to officially declare for the 2024 presidential election has been former Republican President Donald Trump although more candidates are expected to also declare their candidacy in the coming months.