Former White House strategist Steve Bannon shared insightful perspectives on former President Donald Trump’s upcoming campaign and the challenges he may encounter in the 2024 general election.
During a segment on his “War Room” podcast, Bannon predicted that Trump will face a fierce battle in the 2024 election, characterized by intense “political warfare” over the next several years.
“Get Prepared, we got a fight ahead of us,” Bannon said. “There’s still the primary, the RNC and the donors are gonna try and [block]Trump, so we gotta get through that. The general election and I don’t have to believe Biden will be the nominee, I think they’ll trade him out, but we’ve got nothing but a war in the general election. We’ve got six to eight years ahead of us of absolute political warfare.”
Bannon also made headlines recently by discussing potential running mate options for Trump as the GOP primary gains momentum. He expressed strong support for Arizona Republican Kari Lake and suggested her as a preferred choice for Trump’s ticket. In the event that Lake is not interested, Bannon mentioned the possibility of 2024 Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., as a potential running mate.
A recent Wall Street Journal survey indicates that President Joe Biden and Donald Trump are on track for a rematch of their 2020 contest. The poll asked respondents, “If the 2024 general election for President were held today and the candidates were Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, for whom would you vote?” Both candidates received 46 percent support. It’s worth noting that this represents a one-point increase for Trump and a two-point decrease for Biden since April, as reported by the WSJ.
“The survey also asked respondents who they would choose in a matchup between Trump, Biden, Green Party candidate Cornel West, and Libertarian Lars Mapstead. In that scenario, Trump leads Biden by a single percentage point— 40 percent to 39 percent. Two percent chose West, one percent chose Mapstead, and 17 percent remain undecided,” Breitbart News added, citing the survey.
“As has been consistent in virtually every other survey, Trump leads in the Republican primary race by double digits with 59 percent support. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis falls 46 points behind with 13 percent support. That reflects a massive shift since April, when 24 points separated the two, as Trump saw 48 percent support to the Florida governor’s 24 percent,” the outlet continued.
The survey also found that a supermajority of Democrat voters believe Biden is too old to run again.
“Although the candidates are only three years apart, 73% of voters said they feel Biden is too old to seek a second term, compared with 47% of voters who said the same of the 77-year-old Trump. Two-thirds of Democrats said Biden was too old to run again,” the outlet said.
In a separate survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs, a significant 75 percent of respondents expressed the belief that President Biden is too old to seek another term as president.
The poll revealed a strong consensus on this issue, with 89 percent of Republicans and 69 percent of Democrats agreeing with the findings that Biden is not suited for a second term as vice president, as reported by The Hill.
The Associated Press emphasized that concerns about Biden’s age were not limited to older demographics. Additionally, approximately 50 percent of Americans believed that former President Trump was too old to serve as president. It’s noteworthy that Democrats were more inclined than Republicans to view Trump’s advanced age as a disqualifying factor for office.
Public opinion polls consistently show bipartisan and independent support for establishing age limits in various branches of government, including the presidency, the Supreme Court, and Congress.
A majority, specifically over two-thirds of respondents, agreed that there should be defined maximum ages for lawmakers and the president, in addition to requiring judges to retire at a specific age.