by Josh Bock and Hannah Fingerhut
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 ( Associated Press).– According to a recent poll, a majority of Democrats believe that term of office Joe Biden enough, despite the fact that the president insists he intends to run for re-election in 2024.
A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows just 37 percent of Democrats want Biden to seek a second term, up from 52 percent in the weeks leading up to last November’s midterm elections.
While Biden has touted his legislative victories and his ability to govern, polling shows relatively few American adults give him high marks.
Follow-up interviews with respondents reveal that while many believe the 80-year-old president’s age is a burden, some focus on his coughs, gait, mistakes, and the possibility that the job may be more stressful in the world than someone younger. more suitable for
“Honestly, I think it would be too old,” said Sarah Overman, 37, a Democrat who works on education. Raleigh, North Carolina, “We could use someone younger in the role.”
As the president prepares to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday, he has an opportunity to confront fundamental questions about his ability to govern. Biden has leaned heavily on his political background to say that he is more than up to the task. When asked if he can handle the responsibilities that come with being president at his age, he often replies as if accepting a challenge: “Look at me.”
Democratic candidates fared better than expected in the 2022 midterms, a testament to Biden’s message that he stands for democracy and uplifting the middle class. Democrats expanded their control of the Senate by one seat and lost their majority in the House of Representatives, despite history indicating a Republican wave.