Before the 2024 presidential election, there will be a wild few years. If, after Biden is done, there is still a country, that is.
The unsuccessful president has little prospect of winning widespread support for reelection as his term as president nears its midpoint. According to a Yahoo News/YouGov poll released last week, only 18% of respondents think Biden should run for office again.
The percentage that said he should run in May has dropped by seven points. This, according to Yahoo, is “the lowest number to date.”
Only 35 percent of Democrats, down eight points from May, believe that Biden should seek reelection. Only nine percent of Republicans and 12 percent of independents, respectively, think Biden should run again.
Donald Trump may announce his intention to run for office again as early as September, according to a report published last week, while several GOP officials are pleading with him not to do so before the midterm elections. He is anticipated to generate discussion and arm Democrats with evidence against the Republicans, who are anticipated to decisively win back the House.
Now there’s a chance that one of Trump’s cabinet members will debate the president he worked for in a primary.
The Western Journal reports that “Mike Pompeo, who was secretary of state in the administration of President Donald Trump, revealed he’s considering a 2024 presidential campaign during a visit to the United Kingdom this month.”
On July 4, Pompeo told The Times of London during a tour that included included a Q&A with the Policy Exchange think group, “Oh, goodness, we’ll make that decision after November, sometime this year.”
He stated, “I say ‘we,’ Susan and me, we’ll make this decision wholly independent of who else decides to get in the race or who doesn’t,” referring to his wife.
In spite of expectations that Trump will make a comeback effort for the presidency, Pompeo seems willing to run for president in his comments.
He continued, “And if we conclude it’s the right place for us to be and we think that this is the right time for us to go serve, we’ll go at it and we’ll go make the case as best we can,”
The former secretary of state referred to the first state primaries with respect, saying, “Then we’ll see what the good people of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina think.”
Last year, Pompeo visited Iowa.
The Journal said, “Pompeo tried to walk the line when speaking about the 2020 election, endorsing Trump’s legal fight against alleged voter fraud while also speaking positively of Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College slate,”
Pompeo told reporters at the Time, “It was appropriate to litigate it as the president did. The vice president then ultimately made the right decision to certify the election.”
Pompeo, a 1986 West Point graduate who placed first in his class, was named secretary of state by Trump in April 2018.
He had previously served in Congress as the Republican representative for Kansas.
Some people remarked that Pompeo had significantly reduced his weight when he departed the State Department.
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“2024 GOP primary polling consistently shows Trump with a considerable lead over his competition,” the Journal continued.
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Pompeo has been included in some early primary polling, but his support pales in comparison with some other Trump alternatives, such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Some polls even show Trump with an outright majority of support, which would all but guarantee the former president the nomination.