President Joe Biden is telling Democratic Party stalwarts that he’s planning to run for office in 2024, the clearest indication yet that he’ll seek his party’s nomination for president in two years’ time.
According to an NBC News report, Biden told Al Sharpton that he’s planning on running for a second term in a private conversation during an event with civil rights leaders at the White House.
“I’m going to do it again. I’m going,” Biden said, according to an official in Sharpton’s National Action Network.
Biden’s political aides and party insiders seem to be preparing for another run. are reportedly taking steps to prepare for an eventual announcement. Biden has been less forthcoming publicly, possibly to avoid campaign finance rules that could apply to him once he is elected as a presidential candidate.
“It’s much too early to make that kind of decision,” Biden said in a recent interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” programWhen asked about the possibility to run for reelection.
Polling data shows that voters overall — including most Democratic-leaning voters — would prefer a different Democratic candidate in 2024. An ABC News/Washington PostFor example, a September poll found that only 35 percent of voters who identify as Democrats or lean Democratic want Biden to run56% of respondents agree that the party should nominate a different candidate.
Other polls show higher support for a second Biden Presidential run among Democrats; a Morning Consult/Politico poll late last monthAccording to a survey, 58 percent of Democratic voters support Biden running for a second term. But that number didn’t include Democratic “leaners” — and voters overall in that poll were opposed to another Biden run, with just 30 percent of respondents saying Biden should run again.
Biden said in late 2021 that Trump would make him more likely to run for reelection in 2024.
“Why would I not run against Donald Trump for the nominee? That’ll increase the prospect of running,” In an interview with ABC News.
“Biden’s the one that can say I already slayed that dragon and I’ll slay him again,” presidential historian Douglas Brinkley recently told Business Insider.
According to polling, Trump is slightly ahead in the top two candidates for the major political parties. A Yahoo! NewsA /YouGov survey published last week indicated that, in the event of a hypothetical election being held today, there would be no difference between the two. Biden would get 47 percent of the vote while Trump would get 45 percent.