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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Unwanted: the 2024 Faceoff

Our most recent book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics. The 2024 race has begun.

Do voters want a rerun of the 2020 presidential election? Not really. Majorities don't want either of the major-party candidates to run again. Among registered voters in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, 59% say President Joe Biden should not run again, and 61% say that former President Donald Trump should not.

Here is the breakdown of opinion on a 2024 rematch: 
  • 31% want neither Biden nor Trump to run
  • 14% want Biden to run but don't want Trump to run
  • 15% aren't sure about Biden and don't want Trump to run
  • 8% aren't sure about Trump and don't want Biden to run
  • 19% want Trump to run but don't want Biden to run
  • 9% either are unsure about both men or want one to run and are unsure about the other
  • Just 4% want both Biden and Trump to run
Overall, 87% say they don't want at least one of Biden or Trump to run in 2024. One in three registered Democratic voters (34%) don’t want Biden to be their party’s candidate in 2024, and about the same share of GOP registered voters (31%) don't want Trump to run. Half of Republicans (50%) would like to see Trump run, more than the 34% of Democrats who support a Biden re-election attempt. Far more Democrats than Republicans aren’t sure if they want their party’s 2020 standard-bearer to be on the ballot again. Majorities of Independents don’t want either man to run in 2024.