According to him, there is the only condition under which the resignation of the current leader of the United States is possible.
“No American president has ever voluntarily resigned. One single exception was in the 72nd year – this is (37th US President Richard. – Ed.) Nixon, but, in fact, he was forced to resign under the threat of real impeachment. Therefore, if Biden nevertheless agrees to such a step, he will create a very serious precedent for American politics, ”Dudakov said in a conversation with Lenta.Ru.
At the same time, the political scientist noted that the incumbent president has cognitive problems, and many in the party argue that they can dismiss him.
If that happens, Biden’s post will be taken over by current Vice President Kamala Harris, whose ratings are even lower.
“I admit a scenario in which Biden will really be forced to resign – if everything goes wrong with his head. But, if this does not happen, I honestly think that he will calmly sit out his entire presidential term until the end, but he is unlikely to run for a second one, ”the expert said.
The day before, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that Biden “made it clear” that he intended to run for the presidency of the White House in 2024.
A recent New York Times/Siena College poll found that 64% of Democrats don’t want Biden to run, with a third citing his age as the main reason they want another presidential candidate. Another 32% of Democrats cited Biden’s productivity as the main factor in doubt, followed by 12% who said they wanted someone new in the White House, and only 10% were in favor of a more progressive candidate, Spectrum News NY1 reports.
A July 26 poll in New Hampshire showed that 59% of Democratic voters do not want Biden to run again. In June, 54% of those polled said so, the Daily Mail added.
According to some reports, Biden may announce his candidacy for the 2024 elections as early as September.
On July 18, the results of a poll conducted by Morning Consult were published, according to which voters in 44 out of 50 US states do not approve of the work of the US president. The reported result leaves Biden noticeably worse off ahead of the midterms than Donald Trump and his party in 2018, analysts added.
The New York Times columnist Peter Baker on July 10 expressed the opinion that Biden is unlikely to be able to run for a second term due to health reasons. Age can become an obstacle not only for decision-making, but also for long trips envisaged by the election campaign.