Democrats say Biden should not seek second term

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Democrats say Biden should not seek second term

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – A few Democrats in the U.S. Congress have begun to voice what many have mulled privately: whether President Joe Biden, the oldest person to ever occupy the Oval Office, ought to choose retirement over a second term in 2024. read more

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With his approval rating at 38% – and having held below 50% since May – the 79-year-old Biden has been damaged by bruising inflation and voter worries that he will not be able to meet the demands of the presidency in 2025. Last November, the White House said Biden plans to run again in 2024.

A pair of Democratic U.S. representatives from Minnesota have articulated the message clearly.

“The country would be well served by a new generation of compelling, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats to step up,” Democratic Representative Dean Phillips said in an interview last week with WCCO radio in Minneapolis.

Phillips lauded Biden’s decency and service, but added it is time for generational change.

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Democratic Representative Angie Craig, who unlike Phillips faces a tough re-election on Nov. 8, on Tuesday said she is “in lock step and alignment” with Phillips, according to the Minnesota Post.

She may have been trying to better position herself with independent voters, according to some analysts.

But recent public opinion polls have found similar views among Democratic voters. A July New York Times/Siena College poll found that 64% of Democrats would like a new candidate in 2024, and a CNN poll last week found an even higher 75% of Democrats hold that view.

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Party activists normally rally around their president, especially if he is signaling seeking a second term. And they may do so if former President Donald Trump, 76, decides to run again in 2024, a possibility he has been flirting with publicly.

One and done? Some Democrats say Biden should not seek second term  Reuters

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