A political rematch may be in store for the 2024 U.S. presidential election. However, it likely won’t be a repeat of last year’s competition between current Command-in-Chief Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Another race between 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Trump is a currently a more probable possibility, according to The Hill.
Clinton, who served as secretary of State during Biden’s first term as vice president under President Barack Obama, is emerging as a viable prospect to be the Democrat’s next presidential candidate, if Biden chooses not to run for a second term. It’s likely that he will choose not to run again in three years, as just 22 percent of voters want him to seek a second term, according to a recent I&I-TIPP poll.
The possibility of the former first lady running for president again is also high because she’s still surprised that she lost to Trump, five years after their election. She has consistently shared her belief that the businessman stole the election with Russia’s help, and would like another opportunity to try to win the presidency. Clinton has also blamed her loss on such issues as misogyny, sexism and voter ID laws.
While recently discussing the possibility of her former opponent returning to the White House, the former New York senator asked: “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?”
Despite her warning of not allowing Trump to reclaim his former office, it’s a real possibility he may be re-elected; several recent polls show that he’s garnering more support than Biden in a hypothetical 2024 election.
Clinton appears to be a more viable option for the Democratic party in their pursuit to stop Trump from returning to the White House than Biden, as the current president’s approval rating has fallen to its lowest level since he took office in January. Voters have expressed their dissatisfaction with the way he has handle several areas of the country, including the economy, COVID-19 and gun violence.
Disapproval rates of Biden’s handling of several areas of the economy have increased the most since he took office. Fifty-seven percent of Americans who have participated in polls have expressed their disapproved of his handling of America’s money, and named surging inflation as their top concern. In its first year, the Biden administration has also been criticized for such issues as supply chain backlogs, rising gas prices and increased housing costs.
Compared to Clinton, current Vice President Kamala Harris hasn’t been considered as a viable option for the Democratic candidacy for the presidency if Biden chooses not to seek reelection. Her support amongst voters isn’t much better than the current president’s acceptance by the public, as she currently only has a 28 percent approval rating.