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Two Thirds Of Americans Say Biden Is Too Old And Trump Too Erratic To Run For President In 2024

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According to a Harvard CAPS–Harris Poll published by The Hill, about two-thirds of Americans believe President Joe Biden is too old to run for a second term and former president Donald Trump is too erratic to even be considered as president again.

The survey found that 71 percent of respondents polled do not think Biden should run for a second term, compared to 29 percent who say he should run, the Hill reported.

Among the contingent of respondents who believe the president should not run, 45 percent said Biden should not make another bid because he is a bad president, while about one-third of respondents said he is too old and about one-quarter said because it is time for a change.

“President Biden may want to run again but the voters say ‘no’ to the idea of a second term, panning the job he is doing as president. Only 30 percent of Democrats would even vote for him in a Democratic presidential primary,” Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS–Harris Poll survey, told The Hill.

But a majority of respondents also say former President Trump should not run for the White House in 2024. Among the respondents polled who believe Trump should not make another bid in the next presidential cycle, 36 percent said Trump was erratic, 33 percent said he would divide the country and 30 percent said he was responsible for the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

According to The Hill, “a majority of those polled said they would consider a moderate independent candidate should Biden and Trump square off against each other in 2024, including majorities of both Republicans and Democrats polled.”

Broken down by party, 53 percent of Republicans polled and 64 percent of Democrats said they would consider a moderate independent candidate in that situation, the Hill noted.

The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey was conducted on June 28 and 29 with 1,308 registered voters surveyed.

Read more details at The Hill.