About 58% of eligible voters say Biden should not run for reelection, only 30% said he should run for reelection, and nearly 12% of those surveyed said they are unsure. The poll was conducted with 1,500 eligible voters polled by Redfield & Wilton Strategies for Newsweek.
Of those who said they do not want Biden to run again, 42% said his age was the biggest concern, 16% cited economic policies under the Biden administration, and 7% cited other potential Democratic candidates, while only 1% cited the midterm results as a reason not to run.
Biden, 80, is the oldest serving U.S. president in history and set the record for oldest president at the time he was sworn in nearly two years ago. He would be 82 on Inauguration Day in 2025, which would surpass his own record if he were to win reelection.
The president has indicated he intends to run for reelection, despite several polls indicating voters do not want him to do so, but he has also given hints of uncertainty surrounding his 2024 prospects.
No candidates have declared for the 2024 election on the Democratic side, but former President Donald Trump has declared on the Republican side. Trump currently trails other candidates in recent polling for 2024 who have not declared whether they will run.