Poll: 71 Percent Say Biden Shouldn’t Run Again in 2024

Poll: 71 Percent Say Biden Shouldn't Run Again in 2024 president joe biden wipes his neck President Joe Biden (Brandan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

By Solange Reyner | Friday, 01 July 2022 02:58 PM EDT

Seventy-one percent of Americans don’t want President Joe Biden to run again in 2024, according to a new CAPS-Harris poll released Friday.

"President Biden may want to run again but the voters say 'no' to the idea of a second term, panning the job he is doing as president. Only 30 percent of Democrats would even vote for him in a Democratic presidential primary," said Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS–Harris Poll survey.

The survey, conducted June 28-29 among 1,308 registered voters, also found:

  • 45% said Biden should not attempt to run again because he is a bad president
  • 61% said former President Donald Trump should not run in 2024 while 39% said he should
  • Among the respondents who believe Trump should not make another bid, 36% said Trump was erratic, 33% said he would divide the country and 30% said he was responsible for the incidents on Jan. 6, 2021
  • 60% said they would consider a moderate independent candidate for president if Biden and Trump ended up running against each other, compared to 40% who said they wouldn’t consider it
  • Just 38% approve of the job Biden is doing, with respondents giving him low marks on handling inflation (28%), the economy (32%), stimulating jobs (43%) and reacting to COVID-19 (50%), among other issues.

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