After several reports that President Joe Biden may announce a run for re-election this week, a new poll finds nearly three out of four Americans believe President Joe Biden should run for re-election. .
An NBC News poll found that 70% of Americans, including 51% of Democrats, did not believe Biden should seek re-election, and 26% supported the president.
Nearly half of respondents did not vote for Biden’s age as a “major” concern, and Biden ran again. 29% of respondents said that the issue of age did not affect the debate.
In February, Biden, 80, acknowledged that concerns about his age were “entirely justified” amid growing concerns from his critics and supporters.
“No.” Biden said. “But it’s legal for people my age to make an issue of it. It’s completely legal to do so. And all I can say is, look at me.”
In contrast, 60% of Americans said they did not believe former President Donald Trump should run for president in 2024, and only 35% agreed. The figures come weeks after Trump pleaded not guilty in 2016 to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to silence payments. Nearly 68% of voters in the GOP primary agreed with the statement that the former president’s investigation was politically motivated.
When asked which Republican candidate they would vote for if the presidential primaries were held today, 46% voted for Trump and 31% voted for the Republican governor of Florida. He has been face to face with Trump in the elections held in recent months.
Former Vice President Mike Pence won 6% of the vote, followed by former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.
Multiple reports last week indicated that Biden and his team are expected to make an announcement via campaign video on April 25, the fourth anniversary of the 2020 campaign.
There has been speculation for months on whether Biden will run for re-election, and his team has said only that he intends to run, not making any other statements in the affirmative. But Biden recently acknowledged that an announcement of his potential candidacy would be “relatively soon.”