The vast majority of Individuals don’t need Biden or Trump working once more in 2024, a CNBC ballot reveals

“No thank you!”

This is how the majority of the public reacted when the CNBC All-America Economic Survey asked whether President Joe Biden or former President Donald Trump should run for president again.

The poll found that 61% of the public think Trump shouldn’t seek the presidency, compared to 30% who think he should. And 70% say Biden should not run for a second term, with just 19% supporting a run.

A significant number in each politician’s own party prefers not to have their name on the ballot, including 37% of Republicans who don’t want Trump to run, along with 61% of independents and 88% of Democrats.

For Biden, 57% of Democrats say he should not run for office in 2024, along with 66% of independents and 86% of Republicans.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden

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CNBC Democrat and Republican pollsters both believe Democrats are likely to support Biden if he is the nominee and Republicans will likely support Trump. In a primary, any candidate would have a significant level of support that could allow them to win their party’s nod, especially against a large field of competitors who would split the votes.

Still, both pollsters pointed to the large opposition within each party and said neither Trump nor Biden are starting from a strong place. While Trump has announced his candidacy, President Biden has yet to officially do so.

The survey of 801 Americans nationwide was conducted Nov. 26-30. It has an error rate of +/- 3.5%.

The poll found that 47% of those who think Biden shouldn’t run cite age as the primary reason, including 61% of Democrats who don’t want him on the ballot and 66% of seniors. In contrast, only 43% of the 18-49 demographic cite age as the primary reason. Biden turned 80 last month.

Just 8% say age is a key reason they don’t support another run for 76-year-old Trump.

Biden’s approval ratings are slipping

Biden has problems other than age. Despite a better-than-expected performance by Democrats in the congressional elections and multiple House victories, Biden’s overall approval rating fell to 41% from 46% in the October poll, while his disapproval rose to 54% from 50%. The president’s economic approval fell from 40% to 38%, and disapproval rose one point to 57%.

Just 20% of the public believe Biden administration’s efforts to ease inflation are helping, down five points from October; 28% believe they are in pain, a 2-point drop, and 49% say it doesn’t make much of a difference, a 7-point jump.

The survey found largely negative views on the economy and the outlook, with just 14% saying the economy is good or excellent, the lowest level since 2013

When it comes to top priorities for Congress, Americans are unusually united: they want lawmakers to fight inflation. 87% of the public say it should be the #1 job and that it is the number one choice for both parties and independents.

Other issues show the more traditional divisions: Reducing the deficit and spending is the second choice for both the public and Republicans and independents. But only 47% of Democrats think it should be a Congressional priority, compared to 84% of Republicans.

Protecting abortion rights nationally is the second-highest priority for Democrats. She was elected by 72% of Democrats, but only 39% of Independents and 17% of Republicans. And 68% of Republicans say investigating the Biden administration should be a top priority, compared to 38% of independents and 12% of Democrats.

Immigration and border security are high priorities for Republicans but not for Democrats. And Democrats strongly support Congress providing aid to Ukraine, a low priority for Republicans.

(You can view the full survey here.)

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