Joe Biden is in political trouble.
But he’s not the only one struggling as the 2024 election cycle kicks off.
Now, one shock poll shows that Biden and Donald Trump are both in danger of losing their party’s nominations for President.
When Donald Trump announced he was running for President again in 2024, political pundits across the country began predicting an electoral rematch between him and Joe Biden.
This belief was even further cemented after Joe Biden announced that he would likely be formally launching his own re-election bid in early 2023 after Christmas and New Year’s.
But now, barely a month after it appeared like a Trump v Biden re-match was all but inevitable, there appears to be growing signs that neither man will ultimately become the Republican and Democratic nominees for president in 2024, and it’s all because of one shocking poll that shows a majority of Republicans and Democrats alike want to nominate someone else.
Fox News reports, “After a heated midterm election, widely considered both a referendum on President Biden and a test for former President Donald Trump’s 2024 candidacy, the latest Fox News Poll finds little support for a rematch in the next presidential election.
The survey of registered voters, released Thursday, finds almost two-thirds (64%) do not want President Biden to run for office again in 2024, while a third say they do (33%). That’s an improvement for Biden since July, when just 27% said they wanted him to run again and 71% did not.”
Biden’s re-election numbers here are horrific, and even with an improvement from July, it’s clear that the overwhelming majority of Americans do not want to see Joe Biden serve a second term in office.
But Biden is not the only person who is currently struggling to gain traction in the polls.
Fox News adds, “Trump announced his 2024 White House bid on Nov. 16, and he does slightly better than Biden among voters overall when it comes to entering the race: 39% say they are happy Trump is running again, while six-in-10 are not enthused (58%). When it comes to both presidents’ popularity, it’s not pretty: Biden is underwater by 13 points (43% favorable vs. 56% unfavorable), while Trump is under by 15 points (42%-57%).”
The polling numbers here can explain why many Republicans are currently waiting to see who else will enter the primaries before they make a decision on who to support for the party’s nomination in 2024, with many speculating that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis may ultimately challenge Trump for the nomination.
And with both Trump and Biden currently struggling to gain much support according to opinion polling, the same is currently taking place within the Democratic Party, as many high-profile Democrats are currently laying the groundwork for a potential 2024 run of their own.
What’s clear from this polling is that the nominations for both parties remain up in the air as neither Joe Biden nor Donald Trump have yet to cement their party’s support for a potential 2024 re-match.