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Just one in four Americans want Trump or Biden to run again in 2024, new poll shows

A Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that most Americans do not want either Donald Trump or Joe Biden to run for president again in 2024.

The survey of 1,558 U.S. adults, which was conducted from Dec. 9 to 13, found that just 22 percent want Biden to launch another White House bid. 27 percent want Trump to try for a second term. Nearly six in 10 say they’re opposed to a Trump campaign (59 percent) or a Biden campaign (57 percent) in 2024. The rest, 14 percent in Trump’s case and 22 percent in Biden’s, say they’re not sure.

Trump’s support among Republicans is stronger than Biden’s among Democrats. Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of those who voted for Trump in 2020 don’t even want to see him on the ballot again in 2024.

Biden is struggling the most with his own voters. Overall, just 41 percent of Americans now approve of how Biden is handling his job; 53 percent disapprove. That’s Biden’s poorest rating in any Yahoo News/YouGov survey to date. 38 percent of 2020 Biden voters say they want him to run for reelection. A full 30 percent say he should step aside.

Almost all Democrats say they would vote for Biden if he ran again. When offered a choice between Biden and Trump, registered voters chose Biden by a 6-point margin: 47 percent to 41 percent. 

When compared against potential opponents Trump’s support falls even further (to 44 percent). Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, meanwhile, now earns nearly a quarter of the GOP primary vote (23 percent), up from 13 percent in August. Back then, Trump was in a far more commanding position, with 58 percent support.

Biden’s backing plummets to 20 percent when he’s matched against a hypothetical field of potential Democratic alternatives, with double-digit support for Kamala Harris (13 percent), Elizabeth Warren (11 percent), Bernie Sanders (10 percent) and Pete Buttigieg (10 percent).

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: ECONOMIC TIMES

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Paul, 37, is from Scotland in the UK, but currently lives and works in Bangkok. Paul has worked in different industries such as telemarketing, retail, hospitality, farming, insurance, and teaching, where he works now. He teaches at an all-girls High School in Bangkok. “It’s a lot of work, but I love my job.” Paul has an active interest in politics. His reason for writing for FBA is to offer people the facts and allow them to make up their own minds. Whilst he believes opinion columns have their place, it is also important that people can have accurate news with no bias.

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