They will need to work harder than ever.
Both the Democratic and Republican party’s voters appear to be split on whether they would want the former President Trump and the current President Biden to be the ones to lead their party’s ticket in the 2024 election.
According to a CNN and SSRS survey, 51 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would opt for a different candidate and would not support President Biden if he were to run again for the Democratic ticket. The same survey showed that only 45 percent of those asked would support President Biden if he were to run for re-election. On the other side of the political spectrum, 50 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents registered to vote have said that they would support former President Trump if he was to be chosen by the GOP for the 2024 election.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is currently leading a potential White House candidate as he gained 21 percent support from Republicans. There are currently no other potential GOP candidates who have gained more than 1 percent.
On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has received the highest support with a 5 percent rate. Polls have also shown that there would be support for former first lady Michelle Obama, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Vice President Harris, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) if they were to join the race.
In December, President Biden announced that “if I’m in good health” he would run for re-election in 2024. By the time Election Day 2024 rolls around, the current president will be 81 years old.
Former President Trump has not yet made a public announcement that he would once again make a bid for the White House. However, in an interview in July he did note that he had made up his mind on whether he would be running or not.