According to a recent Harvard CAPS–Harris poll, a vast majority of voters in the United States do not want Joe Biden to seek re-election in 2024.
The poll released by the Harvard University Center for American Political Studies and the Harris Poll, Biden should not seek re-election. Only 29% of respondents said he should run again. Among voters who are against Joe Biden’s second term in office, 45 percent said that he should not make another run for president because “he is a terrible president,” 30 percent thought Joe Biden was “too old” and 26 percent said it was time for a change at the top. Additionally, 60% of the voters have concerns about Joe Biden’s mental fitness for a second term. The poll took place between June 28 and 29, 2022 with 1,308 registered US voters. It is a joint effort of the Harris Poll and the Harvard University CAPS.
According to The Hill, Larry Wilmore, co-director of the Harries and Harvard CAPS Poll, said that while Biden might want to run again, “the voters say no.” The poll also found that just 30% of Democrats would even consider voting for Biden in a Dem presidential primary.
According to the poll, the majority of Americans are dissatisfied with the economy and the country’s direction. More than six in ten voters stated that their financial situation was getting worse. This is the highest level recorded thus far. In addition, less than a quarter of respondents thought the United States was on track. Instead of discussing events from January 6th, most voters thought Congress should concentrate on issues such as crime and inflation.
Sixty-one percent of respondents said that Pres. Donald Trump shouldn’t seek re-election. The majority of those who stated they would not vote for Trump cited his “erratic behavior.” In the event of a Trump-Biden match, 60% of voters say they will consider a third-party moderate political candidate.
This comes as Democratic lawmakers brace for an especially tough November election, during which numerous crises are unfolding under Biden’s leadership.