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The Guardian Weekly - 2021-11-26

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Biden to run again in 2024, White House confirms

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The White House has said that Joe Biden intends to run for re-election in 2024, a statement that comes amid speculation over his future as the president sees a dip in his approval rating. Biden, 79, has suffered a drop in his polling numbers in recent months, leading some Democrats to speculate he might not seek another four-year term. “He is. That’s his intention,” said the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, as Biden attended a Thanksgiving event with US troops in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Democrats were rattled by Republican victories in Virginia’s gubernatorial election earlier this month and a narrow Democratic victory in New Jersey. The statement follows reports that Biden has been reassuring allies of his intentions to run again, and that he is keen to quash rumours of a one-term presidency. A recent Washington Post/ ABC survey found just over 40% of voters approved of Biden, continuing a steady downward trend in the president’s ratings.

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