Voters in both parties are talking about potential 2024 presidential runs, according to a new poll.
Majorities of both Democratic and Republican registered voters do not want 80-year-old President Biden or 76-year-old Donald Trump to be their party’s banner in 2024. That’s according to a CNN poll released Wednesday.
Among registered Republicans and Republican independents, 62% say they want the GOP to nominate a presidential nominee other than former President Trump, who turns 78 in 2024, while 59% of registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they do not. Biden, who was 82 years old at the time, did not want to be on the ticket.
The poll found that 38 percent of Republicans favor the GOP nomination going to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has not announced a 2024 run.
Democrats are divided on who they would prefer to replace Biden, with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg at 5%, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 4%, and Vice President Kamala Harris at 4%. 3% support. A large majority of Democrats polled, 72 percent, did not have a specific candidate in mind.
Trump announced his third bid for the White House last month after the GOP’s worse-than-expected showing in the 2022 midterm elections.
He is currently the only Republican who has announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election.
new The Quinnipiac University poll was released Wednesday found that only 31 percent of registered voters had a favorable opinion of the former commander-in-chief, while 59 percent disapproved of him. This is Trump’s lowest approval rating since 2015, as measured by Quinnipiac University.
DeSantis would likely be Trump’s primary challenger if he were to run for the White House.
A Wall Street Journal poll on Wednesday showed the 44-year-old Florida governor, who is up for a second term in November, leads the former president 52% to 38% among Republican primary voters in a hypothetical game.
DeSantis also trailed Trump in favorability within the party, with 86 percent of GOP voters giving the governor a favorable view, compared to 74 percent for the former president.
Biden has said he expects to serve four more years, but has pushed back a final decision until early next year. If he completes a full second term, he will be 86 years old.