More than two-thirds of American voters who went to the polls to vote in US midterm elections don’t want current President Joe Biden to run for re-election in 2024.
The Edison Research poll shows that more than 7 in 10 independent voters and about 9 in 10 Republican voters do not want Biden to be a candidate for the White House. Furthermore, fewer than 6 in 10 voters who vote for Democratic Party candidates think he should run for president again.
Among Democratic voters, 9 in 10 hold a “favorable” view of the current president and slightly more disapprove of his performance as head of state. Among Republicans, only 1 in 10 approves of the current president’s management.
Regarding former President Donald Trump, the survey shows that two-thirds of independent voters and 9 out of 10 Democrats do not have a favorable view of the billionaire. But more than 75% of Republican voters approve him to occupy the White House again.
Independent voters are about a quarter of the electorate, while Democrats are about a third and Republicans are just over a third.
The midterm elections in the US are decisive for Biden, who has said he has the “intention” to run for re-election in 2024, and for Donald Trump, who has hinted at a possible new candidacy. He said he will make a “big announcement” on November 15th.
Americans went to the polls last Tuesday (8) to define all seats in the House of Representatives, 30 seats in the Senate, 36 governors and all local assemblies.