During the 2020 election, one of the most recognizable-yet-unspoken storylines of the entire campaign had to do with the eventual-Presdent’s willingness to even enter the race.
Joe Biden was largely understood to be a last-ditch candidate from the Democratic Party, having exuded very little enthusiasm about the prospect himself in the first place. If it were all the same to him, he’d just endorse somebody from the comfort of his Delaware home.
But, no. The left didn’t feel as though they could defeat Trump without him, and so the reticent President was enlisted.
Now, however, after an undeniably disastrous first 9 months, there are some serious doubts about whether or not Sleepy Joe should even run again.
Former Democratic Senator Chris Dodd appeared to cast doubt on the likelihood of President Biden running for re-election in 2024.Trending:
“I’m hoping the president runs for re-election,” Dodd, who served in the Senate along with Biden for 28 years and remains a close friend, told the New York Times this week. “But for whatever reason that might not be the case, it’s hard to believe there would be a short list without Kamala’s name on it. She’s the vice president of the United States.”
No one could blame the Democrats for shopping around, however.
A recent USA Today/Suffolk University survey showed a 37.8% approval rating for Biden with a 59% disapproval – more than 21 points underwater. Forty-six percent of those included in the survey said Biden has done a worse job than expected, and 64% said they don’t want Biden to run for reelection.
Harris has just a 27.8% approval rating with 51.2% disapproving of her performance in office, according to USA Today/Suffolk University. That is more than 23 percentage points underwater.
Biden has been such an ineffective and unwilling leader that there are serious doubts about whether or not the Democrats will even retain control of the House or Senate in the 2022 midterms.