President Joe Biden has recently been under the spotlight due to his potential plans to run for re-election in 2024. When asked about his plans by a reporter, Biden gave a terse response indicating that he has already made his decision and would be announcing it “relatively soon.” This response follows previous statements made by First Lady Jill Biden and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, both of whom suggested that the president intends to run for re-election.
If Biden does decide to run again, he will face some challengers for the Democratic nomination, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Marianne Williamson. Additionally, California Governor Gavin Newsom has recently been touring the country and may also enter the race.
However, a Yahoo News/YouGov poll from March 2023 found that a majority of registered voters believe that Biden is “too old for another term” in office. Almost seven out of ten voters admitted that the 80-year-old president’s age is a problem for them. The poll also showed that more Democrats agree rather than disagree with that assessment.
In early February, an AP-NORC poll found that Biden only has support from 37 percent of Democrats for a second term, while 52 percent wanted him to run again in 2024 prior to the midterms in November 2022.