President Joe Biden is preparing for what is likely to become a rematch with former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election.
Biden campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez reported in a memo that the team feels prepared to “defeat whoever emerges from the extreme MAGA Republicans’ primary field,” but that “this will be a very close general election.”
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According to recent national polls, a Biden and Trump rematch would result in a very tight race.
Currently, only four in 10 Americans approve of the president’s job performance and two-thirds disapprove of his handling of the economy. These numbers come from an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.
While his approval rating is low, Rodriguez claimed that she was confident in the administration’s ability to win the 2024 election. She pointed out the strong Democratic performances in every battleground state, along with their win in the 2020 election proved that they could earn 270 electoral votes in November.
One issue that Rodriguez did not comment on in her memo was the voter’s concerns on the president’s age. According to the NORC poll, 77% of U.S. adults viewed Biden as too old to be effective for four more years. Of that percentage, 69% were Democrats.
Despite his legal issues, Trump not only has a strong early lead in the 2024 GOP primaries, but a huge following across the country. He currently leads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, which are all key early primary states.
With the election a year away from Sunday, the Biden administration is focusing on their campaign issues that won them the election in 2020.
As always, the Biden campaign has started working on their minority voter outreach, especially in Wisconsin college communities, Milwaukee’s Black neighborhoods and key swing areas in Phoenix where support appears to be in decline.
The Biden administration is planning on displaying the legislative accomplishments they have made, including their public works law and health care and green energy package. Rodriguiez hopes that this will also help to persuade unsure voters.
Rodriguez noted that the 2024 election “will be a clear choice for the American people.”
While many conservatives and independents agree, they believe that they will not choose the president who has negatively impacted Americans, especially when it comes to the increase in gas prices and groceries.
During the Trump administration, the price at the pumps and the grocery store did not have Americans rethinking their budgets.
“Honestly, if it comes down to Joe Biden and Trump, I feel like Trump’s going to win,” said Lindy Pillow, a 22-year-old cashier in Phoenix who voted for Biden in 2020. She reported being disappointed with the current inflation.
“Biden’s very much losing people right now,” Pillow said.
With many Biden supporters abandoning ship, it is clear that the 2024 presidential race will be a close one.