Democrats weary about Biden's 2024 presidential elections - reports
According to the source, the Democrats' relative success in the recent midterm elections has not assuaged the concerns about Biden's age and his chances of conducting a successful presidential campaign next year.
Democratic senators voiced their worries over US President Joe Biden's age in private meetings ahead of deciding on the 2024 presidential candidate, Politico reported on Thursday, citing a number of politicians.
According to sources, the Democrats' relative success in the recent midterm elections has not assuaged the concerns about Biden's age and his chances of conducting a successful presidential campaign next year.
Biden's age has been a worldwide hot topic, however, only a few are ready to speak up about their concerns; the majority of Democrats are practically scared to say anything on the record.
“He’s a president of great competence and success, I admire the heck out of President Biden,” the report cited Rep. Dean Phillips as saying. “And if he were 15-20 years younger it would be a no-brainer to nominate him, but considering his age, it’s absurd we’re not promoting competition but trying to extinguish it.”
Based on the Politico report, Biden's team is expected to make an announcement by April.
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According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted just before Biden's State of the Union address, nearly half (45%) of Americans had no confidence in Biden's ability to make the right decisions for the country's future.
Only 16% of those polled said they were better off financially than when Biden became president, while 41% said they were worse off, according to the poll.
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Furthermore, according to a poll conducted by Beacon Research and Shaw & Company Research, only 33% percent of Americans would vote to reelect Biden if the presidential election were held immediately. On the other hand, 54% voted that they would choose another candidate. The poll obtained the answers from 1,206 registered voters.
Biden's popularity is the lowest among the past 3 presidents. Donald Trump mustered 35% in reelect popularity in January 2018, while Barack Obama got 39% in September 2010.