Biden ‘Intends’ To Run For Reelection, Hasn’t Made ‘Firm Decision’
President Joe Biden said he intends to run for reelection in 2024 but has not yet made a “firm decision.”
In a CBS’s 60 Minutes interview aired on Sunday, he defined himself as a “respecter of fate” and argued it makes more sense to make up his mind after the midterm elections.
“I’m a great respecter of fate. And so, what I’m doing is I’m doing my job. I’m gonna do that job. And within the timeframe that makes sense after this next election cycle here, going into next year, make a judgment on what to do,” Biden said when asked whether he he was going to run in 2024.
“Look, my intention as I said to begin with is that I would run again. But it’s just an intention,” the president said. “But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”
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The president’s remarks come while Biden is struggling with low approval ratings, despite some significant policy wins over the summer, such as the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act. According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 39% of Americans approve the current administration, slightly higher than the lowest mark at 36% in May.
Biden said he expects Democrats will retain control of the House and the Senate next November. Commenting on his low ratings, the president said it’s a “very difficult time” for Americans.
“I think you’d agree that the impact on the psyche of the American people as a consequence of the pandemic is profound,” he said. “Think of how that has changed everything. You know, people’s attitudes about themselves, their families, about the state of the nation, about the state of their communities. And so there’s a lot of uncertainty out there, a great deal of uncertainty.”
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