This piece requests the question ….Who would think of actually running AGAINST Joe Biden right now?
And why even bring this up?
Biden hasn’t been in office much more than three months….
“My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,” Biden told reporters during his first formal news conference. “I’m a great respecter of fate. I’ve never been able to plan four and half, three and a half years ahead for certain.”
The latest Reuters-Ipsos survey found 53 percent of Americans approve of the job Biden is doing, down only slightly from Inauguration Day.
A Gallup poll released Friday found that a strong majority of Americans — 63 percent — approve of Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that he signed into law earlier this month. Democrats believe that they will be able to run on the bill in the 2022 midterm elections, and his overall response to the pandemic will likely be a major focus of Biden’s reelection campaign should he stick to the pledge to run for a second term.
“He’s a president who is in the mid- to high 50s in popularity and is delivering on the promises that he made to voters and seeing a positive response so far. That bodes well for any reelection effort,” said Josh Schwerin, a Democratic strategist.
“I think we should all be thinking about what we can do to help Biden succeed to hold the Senate and hold the House, and no one should be getting ahead of themselves for the political future. We have a popular incumbent president who we should support,” Schwerin said.
Trump is himself considering running for president again. Jim Kessler, executive vice president for policy at Democratic think tank Third Way and former aide to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), welcomed Biden’s remarks and said that the president sees himself as the best candidate to defeat Trump should he seek a second term….