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In 2024, it is again Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton

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In 2024, it is again Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton

It is almost crystal clear that Democrats have to once again put Hillary Clinton in the electoral battle against Donald Trump in the 2024 elections. According to analysts, with Joe Biden’s sinking approval numbers and his running-mate Kamala Harris’ deep unpopularity and inefficiency of both, the Democratic presidential field that was very much crowded in 2020 now is nearly bare.

According to recent data from poll aggregator FiveThirtyEight, 48 percent of respondents to the Wall Street Journal poll said they preferred Trump’s policies to Biden’s. Americans are increasingly feeling the necessity of Donald Trump as the president to clear the messy situation created due to inefficiency of Joe Biden and controversial decisions of his administration combined to ridiculous performance Kamala Harris.

Commenting on the 2024 election, The Hill in a commentary said:

There may be a rematch coming in the 2024 race for the White House. But we’re not talking (God help us) Biden-Trump II.

Instead, 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is an interesting prospect to consider when looking for a viable candidate, particularly if an 80-something President Biden decides not to seek a second term. And why would he? Just 22 percent of voters want him to seek a second term, according to a I&I-TIPP poll. It doesn’t get much better when polling only Democrats, where just 36 percent want to see the president run again, with that juggernaut candidate named “someone else” coming in first with 44 percent support.

The Democratic bench is about as deep as the New York Jets’ these days. Vice President Harris? She’s at 28 percent approval, per USA Today. Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo? No longer governor and thoroughly disgraced. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.)? He had to spend major time and resources just to avoid being ousted in deep-blue California during a recall election earlier this year.

The most recent data from poll aggregator FiveThirtyEight has Biden with roughly 50 percent disapproval and a mere 43.3 percent approval rating – close to the lowest he’s ever had while president.

Harris’ disapproval rating among voters is at a near-tie with Biden, but even fewer people – 41.3 percent – approve of her job as vice president.

Meanwhile a recent poll shows Trump and Biden also at a near-dead heat in a potential 2024 rematch – though Trump’s policies win out.

Biden leads Trump by just a single percentage point, according to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, splitting the candidates 46 percent to 45 percent. The survey’s margin of error is a significantly larger gap of 2.5 percent.

In Wednesday’s op-ed Concha also points to an interview Clinton did last week promoting her Masterclass session during which she tearfully read part of what would have been her 2016 victory speech.

In a sane world, she would have been laughed out of the room for reading such a speech. But this felt more like a trial balloon in an effort to see if there is still an appetite for the Clinton brand,’ the political insider wrote.

Hillary Clinton has been out of the political world for five years now, and since then, it doesn’t appear Democrats have any viable rising stars in sight for the next presidential election.

‘The Democratic bench is about as deep as the New York Jets’ these days,’ Concha wrote. ‘Andrew Cuomo? No longer governor and thoroughly disgraced. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.)? He had to spend major time and resources just to avoid being ousted in deep-blue California during a recall election earlier this year.’

‘Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg? Not even 40 years old, and he has a supply chain crisis on his résumé. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)? Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)? Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)?’

Republicans, by contrast, are mostly set on Trump. Multiple surveys of Republican voters have also shown that they overwhelmingly want him to be their 2024 candidate. Ex-Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have been floated as other potential possibilities but don’t poll anywhere close to the former president.

Clinton said on Sunday that she would ‘bet on’ her former rival staging a 2024 comeback.

She made a call to action while keeping her own future intentions vague: ‘Are we going to give in to all these lies and this disinformation and this organized effort to undermine our rule of law and our institutions, or are we going to stand up to it?’

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