West News Wire: According to a recent poll issued on Monday, a definite majority of Democrats are not excited about President Joe Biden’s ambitions to run for re-election in 2024.

Only 37% of Democrats, 15% less than before the November midterm elections, said they wanted Biden to run for a second term, according to the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey.

Overall, only 22% of respondents over the age of 18 think that the 80-year-old Biden ought to seek another four-year term in office. It was 29% before the midterm elections.

According to the study, the declining percentage of Democrats who support Biden’s probable re-election attempt appear to be based on the attitude held by younger voters.

The lack of enthusiasm for Biden appears most pronounced among younger Americans. Among those aged 45 or over, 49% said the president should run again. Only 23% of respondents under 45 felt the same, however.

According to AP, in follow-up interviews, some respondents suggested that Biden’s age would hamper his ability to perform his duties, noting his cough, gait, and recurring public gaffes.

The latest gaffe came during a White House event on Thursday, in which Biden bragged about the gender composition of his cabinet, saying: “more than half the women in my administration are women.”

In January, Biden attempted to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the daughter-in-law of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr, but failed to recall her name. At a public event in September, he inquired as to the whereabouts of Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana), who had died in a car accident a month earlier.

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Biden has on numerous occasions signaled that he plans to seek re-election, but has stopped short of officially launching his campaign, saying the final decision will hinge on his health and discussions with his family.

Former President Donald Trump, Biden’s main opponent in the 2020 election, formally announced his intention to run again in mid-November.


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