More than half of Americans, including Democratic supporters, do not support incumbent President Joe Biden’s nomination for a second presidential term. The main reason is its venerable age, according to Reuters, citing a joint investigation with Ipsos.
The agency notes that more than 60% of survey participants believe Biden, 80, who announced his intention to run in the next presidential election on April 25, is too old to be reelected to such a position.
“61% of Registered Democrats who took the poll believe he is too old to serve in government,” the publication notes.
Meanwhile, two-thirds of U.S. respondents admitted they didn’t want Joe Biden or former President Donald Trump in the race. 44% of Democrats oppose Biden’s candidacy, while 34% of Republicans oppose Trump’s nomination. Interestingly, if elections for these two candidates were held now, then 43% of respondents would vote for Biden and 38% for Trump.
Previously, Joe Biden officially announced that he would be nominated for the 2024 presidential elections. The American leader will turn 82 next year. In Biden’s words, “every generation has times when you have to stand up for democracy and your basic freedoms.”
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