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That a sitting president, even one approaching 80, would commit to seeking another four-year term seems like a foregone conclusion today.
That’s true despite Democrats’ likely loss of the House and maybe the Senate in the coming midterm elections.
It’s true despite the inflation that has Americans souring on the economy.
It’s true despite the toll that another election cycle will take on his family. Joe Biden’s son Hunter is a frequent target of the President’s political opponents.
Many Democratic voters are frustrated with Biden’s performance, and a surprising number – 64% of Democratic voters in a recent New York Times / Siena College poll – would like to see a different candidate in 2024.