A new poll revealed that the majority of the American public wants a fresh face in the Oval Office, and not a recycling of President Biden or former President Trump.
Biden will be two weeks shy of 82 years old by the time of the November 2024 elections; Trump will be 78 years old.
A June 10th Yahoo/YouGov poll found a whopping 64% of respondents felt Biden should not run for reelection in 2024; only 21% thought he should run again while 15% could not decide which side to take.
Across the board it did not matter whom the poll surveyed; all groups wound up with roughly the same percentage of respondents agreeing Biden should not run. 66% of women, 62% of men, 65% of those ages 18-29, 60% of those ages 30-44, and 65% of those age 45 and older agreed. 66% of whites and 65% of Hispanics also felt Biden should not run. The only group that was somewhat less hostile to Biden running again were African American respondents, among whom 49% thought he should not run.
In a telling statistic, a massive 76% of independents did not want Biden to run again. Additionally, 40% of people who voted for Biden in 2020 do not want him to run again.
The results were not much better for Trump.
The Yahoo/YouGov poll found that 55% of respondents felt Trump should not run for reelection in 2024; 31% thought he should run again while 14% could not decide which side to take.
Again, across the board it did not matter whom the poll surveyed; all groups wound up with roughly the same percentage of respondents agreeing Trump should not run. 58% of women, 52% of men, 58% of those ages 18-29, 46% of those ages 30-44, and 55% of those age 45 and older agreed. 50% of whites and 58% of Hispanics also felt Trump should not run. The only group tremendously more hostile to Trump were African American respondents, among whom a massive 75% thought he should not run.
57% of independents thought Trump should not run, with a substantial 29% of Republicans concurring with independents on the questions.
In a potential 2024 head-to-head matchup, Trump clung to a three-point lead over Biden, 42%-39%. This is a substantial shift from the popular vote margin in the 2020 election, in which Biden took 51% of the vote while Trump garnered 47%, which amounted to an approximately 7 million vote margin.
The survey continues by asking the respondents what their chief issue is when thinking about next year’s election, with 37% of respondents selecting inflation, 10% selecting crime and health care respectively, and 9% selecting immigration. 39% of respondents thought the Republican Party would handle inflation better; only 26% of respondents preferred Democrats.