It has been a rough ride for Joe Biden’s administration. He took office when COVID-19 was raging across the country. His tenure has seen not only the catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US-Mexico border battle and the inflation crisis but also increasing aggression from China and Russia.
A new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS revealed that nearly 45 percent believed Biden’s policies have worsened the economy, with a quarter saying they’ve had no impact. About 54 percent disapproved of how he is generally handling the economy and his attempts to assist the middle class.
Various media reported that the president’s approval rating has plummeted in the last few months due to these issues. Some speculate that Biden won’t run for another term.
“Between his advanced age, diminished mental acuity, and tanking approval ratings, there’s very little reason to believe he’d be up for another campaign, let alone another term,” said Matt Margolis from PJ Media. Biden will be 82 shortly after the 2024 election.
The White House, however, insisted that Biden is planning to go for a second term. “The President has every intention of running for reelection,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday.
Margolis refutes the statement, saying: “Even members of his party doubt he will and suggest that the only reason the White House is claiming Biden plans to run is to avoid weakening his standing.”
CNN Editor-at-large Chris Cillizza made a list of potential candidates to replace him, starting from his own vice president Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, to Stacey Abrams.
“If Biden decides not to run, chances are we would be looking at a very crowded field of Democrats seeking to replace him,” wrote Cillizza.