Yeah, Sarah, I would be shocked if a prominent Democrat runs against Biden. I wouldn’t be amazed, though, if he declines to run for reelection.
If Trump were to all of a sudden wait to announce or were even to drift the concept he won’t run that could make complex Biden’s decision-making procedure if he is considering not running again. I guess I’m simply doubtful that Biden would surrender without an obvious heir obvious in spite of his age.
I’m not sure how much the information backs that up. They also picked Harris over Trump 45 percent to 44 percent.
Which’s before even getting into the reality that 2024 is 2 years away and early general-election polls are pretty worthless. It mostly depends upon the pollster as to whether Biden leads or Trump leads, however on balance, Biden may lead somewhat typically. I do think, however, some Democrats think anyone other than Biden might be weaker versus Trump.
Many of the discontent appears to be coming within Biden’s own party, too. To be clear, 75 percent of Democrats stated they authorize of the job Biden is doing as president.
Where Biden goes from here back up or stagnant might be crucial to figuring out whether he runs again., however he’s still undersea general.
Is it fair to state that we’re all in arrangement that there is not space for anyone else in the Democratic primary aside from Biden unless, of course, he does not run? OK, time to talk about the Republican side of things.
Ron De, Santis, previous Vice President Mike Pence, previous UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan all seem to be lining up to run. Of those, De, Santis is the only one who (currently) appears capable of beating Trump must the former president certainly run.
After all, we saw in 2016 that the Republican primaries’ use of winner-take-all or winner-take-most delegate systems helped Trump quite easily win the election with just a plurality of the main vote. So if you get a number of candidates dividing 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 appears to be at least some hesitancy over Trump and the concept that he has too much baggage and may not have the ability to win in a basic election again. A New York City Times/Siena College poll from last month found, for instance, that almost half of Americans who prepared to vote in the 2024 Republican politician primary would choose a candidate besides Trump in a primary race.
I’m grateful you brought up that poll, because I believed that was an intriguing way to frame the results, as one might also argue from that survey that Trump is still the undisputed leader. He was initially, with 49 percent support, and De, Santis remained in second, at 25 percent.
There is definitely more space for an opposition to Trump than to Biden, but Trump would still be preferred. According to a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll, 56 percent of Republican and independent registered citizens said they would support Trump, while 18 percent stated they would support De, Santis, 8 percent said they would support Pence and a bunch of other prospects all got 2 percent or less.
According to that You, Gov/Yahoo News poll I discussed earlier, Trump beats De, Santis 44 percent to 35 percent among registered voters in a direct match. Absolutely, however this point (from the Times reporting on the survey) was an interesting comparison to me: “His share of the Republican main electorate is less than Hillary Clinton’s amongst Democrats was at the beginning of the 2016 race.” Of course, Clinton ultimately won that race, however it wasn’t an assurance Sanders offered her a real run for her cash.
The Times could have also compared Trump to Gore’s position in 1999. He, naturally, went on to win the main without much difficulty. That said, De, Santis is clearly a genuine hazard to Trump; a 9-point lead in the surveys is not protect. That’s especially true considering that Trump has universal name recognition, while De, Santis does not.
I understand 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 may be weaker than some would like to admit, however after Tuesday night’s results most significantly Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney’s primary loss combined with the fates of the 9 other Republicans who voted to impeach the previous president I in fact believe it’ll be actually tough for another Republican to cut through his power.