While the midterms elections are looming just over the horizon, promising a likely “red wave” that could further stagnate the Biden administration’s plans, many Americans are already looking forward to the 2024 presidential race and the implications that it could have on the nation at large.
At this very early point in time, the only real possibility that we can fathom with any sort of clarity would be a rematch between former President Donald Trump and incumbent President Joe Biden. For his part, Biden has repeatedly suggested that he’ll be running again in 2024, despite a widely-known Democratic dirge in the other direction.
Trump has yet to officially announce his plans, likely on account of his hope to not interfere in the 2022 midterms, but it is believed that he is chomping at the bit to officially announce his candidacy.
And if the two met again today, it looks rather likely that the incumbent would be getting the boot.
As inflation keeps rising and recession fears loom, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that Joe Biden is currently in the worst shape of his presidency.Trending:
The survey of 1,541 U.S. adults, which was conducted from June 10-13, found that if another presidential election were held today, more registered voters say they would cast ballots for Donald Trump (44%) than for Biden (42%) — even though the House Jan. 6 committee has spent the last week linking Trump to what it called a “seditious conspiracy” to overturn the 2020 election and laying the groundwork for possible criminal prosecution.
And that isn’t all:
Since Biden took office, no previous Yahoo News/YouGov poll has shown him trailing Trump (though Biden’s most recent leads have been within the margin of error, like this one is for Trump). One year ago, Biden led Trump by 9 percentage points. In 2020, Biden won the White House by more than 7 million votes.
Yet Biden’s job approval rating has been atrophying for much of the last year, and the new survey shows that it has never been weaker. A full 56% of Americans now disapprove of the president’s performance — the highest share to date — while just 39% approve. Three weeks ago, those numbers were 53% and 42%, respectively.
Biden’s unwillingness to admit that he’s not the best candidate for the Democrats could very well usher in the second Trump term, and the left side of the aisle will have no one to blame but themselves.