Most Americans Turn Against Trump Being In The 2024 Presidential Race At All

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In recent polling from the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that was completed on August 14, 69 percent of overall respondents said they do not want to see Donald Trump running for president again in the 2024 race — something he is now doing as he also grapples with four criminal cases.

The polling was conducted among adults in general. On a related question, a majority of Americans — 53 percent — said they would definitely not support Trump if he became the Republican nominee for president in the 2024 race. Trump continues, though, to maintain a lead in the GOP presidential primary for next year’s face-off, even as some Republican political figures express their frustrations — though not without the possibility of reprisal like Trump’s own antagonism of former GOP Congressman Will Hurd after the public figure criticized Trump at an Iowa Republican event.

Incumbent President Joe Biden saw numbers somewhat similar to Trump on these questions, though those saying they’d definitely not back the Democrat as he prepares for next year’s presidential race reached only 43 percent of the polling’s overall total. Those saying they didn’t want him to run for president again hit 75 percent of the general public.

Dems will have accomplishments to which to point in next year’s contests like the Chips and Science Act, which provided federal support for the expansion of manufacturing of semiconductors in the United States. Semiconductors are tech components used in a wide variety of products, and in a recent speech in Wisconsin supporting his administration’s economic agenda and the general contributions of union workers, Biden tied that bill to $231 billion in private investments that he said the framework has helped spur. Trump, meanwhile, continues to expend a great deal of energy claiming that he is the victim of election interference because of the multiple criminal cases he is facing, which came after underlying investigations that were publicly known before he launched his 2024 bid. He also keeps falsely claiming there was widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential race.