White House Confirms Joe Biden Will Run in 2024
Biden will run for reelection in 2024, according to the White House, amid speculation about his future as his president’s approval rating declines.
Some Democrats have speculated that Biden might not run again after suffering a drop in polls in recent months.
“He is. That’s his intention,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said as the vice president boarded Air Force One to go to Fort Bragg to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Earlier this month, Republicans won Virginia’s gubernatorial election, while the Democrats narrowly won New Jersey.
While there are inflation and supply chain issues, and divisions within the parties in Congress, the Washington Post/ABC survey shows Biden is approved by just over 40% of voters, a percentage which has seen a continuing and steady decline since Biden was inaugurated.
In the event that Biden opted not to run in 2024, Kamala Harris has been raised as a potential presidential candidate.
According to a recent poll conducted by USA Today/Suffolk University, she has a 28% job approval rating.
Doctors had found Biden to have a stiffened gait and said he coughs more frequently as a result of acid reflux during his first physical examination since taking office in January. He is, however, fit to serve, according to doctors.
Last week, Congress passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan energizing Biden’s political prospects.
A new package of social safety net spending worth $1.75 trillion is still being debated nevertheless.
On 5 November 2024, the next time voters will be asked to choose a president, Biden will be 15 days short of his 82nd birthday, making him the oldest presidential candidate to be elected to the commander-in-chief.