2024 Presidential Race: Speculation Rises as Biden and Trump Exit Possibility, Democrats and Republicans Weigh Potential Successors
A recent Daily Mail/J.L. Partners poll has ignited discussions among Democrats and Republicans about potential replacements for President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, should they decide not to pursue the 2024 race.
Among Democrats, Vice President Kamala Harris and former First Lady Michelle Obama are the favored successors, indicating a preference for established figures. On the Republican side, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis tops the list.
Independent voters show a more nuanced perspective, with former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley gaining favor among Republicans and Michelle Obama surpassing Kamala Harris for Democrats. The poll results dispel hopes of a charismatic “white knight” candidate emerging, favoring familiarity over bold newcomers.
The speculation arises due to the advanced ages of both Biden and Trump, with concerns over their ability to serve a second term. The sentiment among voters for Trump’s potential second term is described as ‘revenge,’ while for Biden, it is summarized as ‘nothing.’
The lack of a clear successor for Biden among Democrats raises questions, with Michelle Obama emerging as the next favorite after Kamala Harris. Republicans face a divide, with DeSantis leading among party members and independents favoring Nikki Haley.
The 2024 nomination race is set to intensify, with Trump as the frontrunner, while Haley has gained momentum in recent months. In a hypothetical matchup against Biden, the poll gives Trump a four-point lead, with declining support within the Democratic party and among women.