A pair of congressional Democrats have stepped up to voice their opposition in the past few weeks to President Joe Biden attempting to make a run for a second term due to recent polling that highlights that many Americans think Biden is not fit to carry out a second term.
The loud public calls from Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) for a replacement for Biden cements them as the most high-profile federally elected Democrats to speak up about their opposition to another four years in the White House for Biden, reported Axios this past Tuesday evening.
“I think the country would be well served by a new generation of compelling, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats who step up,” explained Phillips while speaking on a local radio show this past week.
When questioned on if he would support Biden for the 2024 race, he succinctly answered, “No.”
“I think Dean Phillips and I are in lockstep and alignment with that, and I’m going to do everything in my power as a member of Congress to make sure that we have a new generation of leadership,” stated Craig to MinnPost on Tuesday.
Polling results from Politico/Morning Consult which were made public as of July 12th highlighted that just about 61% of Americans still think that former President Donald Trump should refrain from running in the 2024 elections, and roughly 64% of those polled believe that Biden should not make a second run.
In the same vein, another poll from the New York Times/Siena College which was made public recently at roughly the same time discovered that just about half of the overall Republican voters are straight up looking past Trump as a possible candidate for the 2024 presidential run, and have settled on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) as the strongest possible alternative in the race for the 2024 Oval Office.
Meanwhile, back in the early part of June, one Yahoo/YouGov poll issued a series of results that discovered that roughly 64% of its respondents claimed that they did not think Biden would be able to, or should even try to, make a run for possible re-election, and 55% of the total respondents claimed that they did not think Trump should even think about trying to make another run regarding the 2024 elections. These mindsets seem to be compounded by the idea that by the time we reach the November 2024 elections, Biden will be almost 82 years old, while Trump will be 78.