Voters don’t want President Biden or former President Trump on the ballot in 2024, according to a new Harvard Center for American Political Studies and Harris Poll.
A majority of people surveyed in late June spurned the possibility of a Biden and Trump rematch in the next presidential election, but the survey did find that Trump is on stronger footing with his base.
Seven in 10 people polled said Biden should not seek a second term.
- 45% said Biden is a bad president while 30% said he’s too old.
- A quarter of people said it’s time for a change.
Asked whether Biden is “mentally fit to serve as President of the United States or do you have doubts about his fitness for office,” 60% of respondents said they have doubts about Biden’s fitness, including nine of 10 Republican respondents and more than a quarter of Democrats polled.
- In a potential Democratic primary, 30% of Democrats surveyed said they would support Biden. Vice President Kamala Harris polled at 18%, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was at 8%.
Six in ten voters say they don’t want Trump to run again.
- One in three polled said he will divide America.
- 36% said he’s erratic while 30% said Trump is responsible for the Capitol Riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
The poll shows Trump is a clear favorite of GOP voters in a primary among other potential Republican nominees.
- Among Republicans polled, 56% said they would vote for Trump in a primary.
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was the next most popular choice among GOP voters, with 16%. Former Vice President Mike Pence polled at 7%.
Methodology: This survey was conducted online from June 28-29 and includes 1,308 registered voters.