President Joe Biden stated he nonetheless plans to hunt re-election — and that he’d possible make an official name early subsequent yr — after Democrats staved off worst-case-scenario congressional losses in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
“Our intention is to run once more, that’s been our intention, no matter what the result of this election was,” Biden advised reporters Wednesday on the White Home.
Biden has to date averted formally launching his 2024 marketing campaign, saying he meant to run however the ultimate determination can be depending on his well being and discussions together with his household.
“My guess is it’ll be early subsequent yr that we make that judgment,” he stated Wednesday.
The president’s upcoming eightieth birthday has fueled questions on whether or not he ought to pursue a second time period.
Biden has additionally stated he had resisted formally declaring a candidacy as a result of he needed to keep away from operating afoul of election rules. Declaring as a candidate might have hindered his capacity to boost money for Democratic contenders earlier than the midterm elections, after which once more from the identical donors for a re-election marketing campaign.
Within the weeks earlier than Tuesday’s vote, Biden has extra strongly hinted he’s planning a re-election run. Throughout a radio interview with Willie Moore Jr. earlier this week, Biden stated he felt 30 years youthful than his precise age.
“There’s a lot we will do, and we’re simply getting began,” Biden stated.
The earlier month, Biden advised MSNBC that he meant to run for a second time period and that he had the help of first woman Jill Biden. On Wednesday, he once more cited his household as pivotal to his determination.
“My intention is that I’m operating once more. However I’m an excellent respecter of destiny, and that is in the end a household determination. I feel all people needs me to run, however we’re gonna have discussions about it,” he stated.
Trump’s 2024 Tease
Biden’s 2020 opponent — former President Donald Trump — seems to be priming an announcement of his personal. Throughout a rally on the eve of Election Day, Trump stated he deliberate to make a “very large announcement” on Nov. 15 from his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.
The earlier week, Trump advised supporters to “prepare” as a result of he would “very, very in all probability” run once more.
Biden has described Trump’s continued affect in American politics as excessive, and framed a lot of his midterm campaigning round depicting Republicans within the thrall of the previous president as a risk to democracy. In remarks at a Democratic fundraising occasion earlier within the yr, Biden likened Trump’s political philosophy to “semi-fascism.”
Polling means that People aren’t enthusiastic in regards to the possible rematch. Simply 27% of People say they need Biden to run once more and solely 28% say the identical of Trump, in line with a YouGov ballot launched earlier this month. Biden would maintain a six-point polling lead in a head-to-head contest, in line with a separate YouGov survey performed late final month.
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