A new poll from NBC News has shown that close to three-quarters of Americans do not believe that President Joe Biden should place a bid for the White House in 2024. This poll came after multiple reports came out this week showing that Biden was potentially going to be making an announcement about his second term in the upcoming week.
According to the survey, 70 percent of Americans, including 51 percent of Democrats, do not believe that Biden should seek reelection. Only 26 percent of Americans currently believe that Biden should run for a second term in office.
Around 48 percent of respondents also cited that Biden’s age was a “major concern” when it came to his running again, while 21 percent said that it was a minor concern and 29 percent said that his age was not a part of their reasoning for not wanting him to run again.
In February, Biden, 80, admitted that the concerns surrounding his age were “totally legitimate.” He continued by saying that to those who were concerned, he would just encourage them to watch him.
Sixty percent of Americans have also stated that they would not like to see former President Donald Trump running for the White House again. Only 35 percent want to see Trump run for a second term. Following Trump’s recent charges on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records linked to 2016 hush-money payments, the majority of GOP primary voters (68 percent) claimed that the investigations against the former President were politically motivated.