Yeah, Sarah, I would be surprised if a popular Democrat runs against Biden. I would not be shocked, though, if he declines to run for reelection.
If Trump were to suddenly wait to announce or were even to drift the idea he won’t run that could complicate Biden’s decision-making process if he is considering not running once again. I think I’m just hesitant that Biden would surrender without an obvious successor apparent regardless of his age.
(After all, he beat Trump in 2020.) I’m not sure how much the data backs that up. According to a You, Gov/Yahoo News survey from the start of the month, registered voters picked Biden over Trump 45 percent to 42 percent. They also selected Harris over Trump 45 percent to 44 percent.
Which’s prior to even getting into the truth that 2024 is 2 years away and early general-election surveys are pretty worthless. It mostly depends upon the pollster as to whether Biden leads or Trump leads, but on balance, Biden might lead somewhat generally. I do believe, however, some Democrats think anybody other than Biden might be weaker against Trump.
Most of the discontent appears to be coming within Biden’s own celebration, too. To be clear, 75 percent of Democrats said they approve of the job Biden is doing as president.
Where Biden goes from here back up or stagnant might be crucial to determining whether he runs again., however he’s still undersea overall.
Is it fair to state that we’re all in contract that there is not space for anybody else in the Democratic main aside from Biden unless, of course, he does not run? OK, time to talk about the Republican side of things.
Of those, De, Santis is the only one who (currently) appears capable of defeating Trump needs to the previous president undoubtedly run.
If you get a number of prospects splitting up the vote not going for Trump, it’s just going to make it simpler for him to win.
You’re not challenging a sitting president, and there certainly seems to be a minimum of some hesitancy over Trump and the idea that he has too much luggage and might not have the ability to win in a general election once again. A New York City Times/Siena College poll from last month discovered, for example, that nearly half of Americans who prepared to vote in the 2024 Republican primary would pick a prospect other than Trump in a main race.
I’m glad you brought up that survey, because I believed that was a fascinating method to frame the results, as one might likewise argue from that poll that Trump is still the undeniable leader. He was first, with 49 percent support, and De, Santis remained in second, at 25 percent.
There is absolutely more room for an opposition to Trump than to Biden, but Trump would still be favored. According to a recent Politico/Morning Consult survey, 56 percent of Republican politician and independent registered citizens said they would support Trump, while 18 percent said they would support De, Santis, 8 percent said they would support Pence and a bunch of other candidates all got 2 percent or less.
According to that You, Gov/Yahoo News survey I discussed earlier, Trump beats De, Santis 44 percent to 35 percent amongst signed up voters in a direct matchup. Definitely, however this point (from the Times reporting on the survey) was an intriguing comparison to me: “His share of the Republican primary electorate is less than Hillary Clinton’s among Democrats was at the beginning of the 2016 race.” Naturally, Clinton eventually won that race, but it wasn’t a guarantee Sanders gave her a real run for her money.
The Times could have also compared Trump to Gore’s position in 1999. He, obviously, went on to win the main without much problem. That said, De, Santis is plainly a genuine risk to Trump; a 9-point lead in the polls is not secure. That’s particularly true given that Trump has universal name recognition, while De, Santis does not.
I know we had a chat in the past about whether Trump’s grip on the GOP is still strong. At the time, I said that Trump might be weaker than some wish to admit, however after Tuesday night’s outcomes most notably Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney’s primary loss combined with the fates of the nine other Republicans who voted to impeach the former president I actually believe it’ll be really tough for another Republican to cut through his power.