Poll: Biden, Harris fail to impress as voters look to 2024

The Biden administration has a major succession crisis on its hands, with many Americans doubting that the president will last two terms in office and even more questioning his vice president’s ability to do the job.

According to the Washington Examiner‘s Paul Bedard, a new Rasmussen poll found that majorities of Americans believe Joe Biden will leave the office before the 2024 election and that Kamala Harris is unqualified to take his spot.

A succession crisis

The elephant in the room is Biden’s age. At 79, he’s the oldest American president ever — and despite positive reports about his health, many are still speculating that it’s on the decline.

About 49% of voters believe that Biden will have to step aside some time in the near future, with 36% saying otherwise, Bedard reported for the Examiner. This view is shared by 41% of Democrats and 45% of independent voters.

Other surveys have shown that large numbers of Democrats don’t want Biden to run again and that about half of all voters believe Biden is not mentally fit to lead the country.

Worse still for the White House: According to the Rasmussen poll, almost half of voters, 46%, believe Kamala Harris is totally unqualified to be president, while 9% say she is not very qualified.

Some very confused people said Harris is “very qualified” — about 23% — and 17% said she is “somewhat qualified.”

America having second thoughts?

Between a faltering president and a VP who is deeply unlikeable, many voters are seeing a troubling leadership vacuum at a time when crime is up, and Americans are paying more for basic necessities.

It all has Democrats worrying about their political prospects, and apparently, some Harris staffers re-thinking their career choices.

According to Axios, Harris aides are racing for the lifeboats in fear that the vice president is not a winning horse to bet on in 2024.

Harris’ own White House ambitions flamed out early in 2019 following a carefully airbrushed media campaign that turned out to be complete bogus. If it wasn’t obvious already, Harris never had a prayer of realizing her presidential dreams unaided by chance.

As for Biden, who won his primary after a remarkably ruthless display of machine politics and went on to win a general election that many say was tainted by propaganda and censorship, it appears many Americans are questioning the benign, “moderate” image they were sold.

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