60% of Americans think it would be bad for the country if Trump ran for president again in 2024: poll

People hold a Trump 2024 flag before U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) who arrives to address supporters at a Matt Gaetz Florida Man Freedom Tour event at the Hilton Melbourne Beach on July 31, 2021.
People hold a Trump 2024 flag before U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) who arrives to address supporters at a Matt Gaetz Florida Man Freedom Tour event at the Hilton Melbourne Beach on July 31, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
  • A Quinnipiac University poll found 60% of Americans thought a Trump 2024 bid would be bad for the country.
  • The poll also found that 54% of Americans don’t think President Biden will seek re-election in 2024.
  • 46% approve of Biden’s job as president, down from 49% in May.
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Six in 10 Americans believe it would be bad for the country if former President Donald Trump ran again in 2024, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

The results show a partisan split: 73% of Republicans think a Trump 2024 bid would be good for the country, while 95% of Democrats think it would be bad. Just over 60% of independent voters also think the former president shouldn’t run again. Still, 49% of Americans think Trump will run again, versus 39% who think he won’t.

While President Joe Biden’s approval was above water – 46% approve of the job he’s doing while 43% disapprove – the poll shows that his support only goes so deep; 48% of Americans also say it would be bad for the country if he ran again, and just 74% of Democrats said it would be good for the country.

Interestingly, the poll also found that most Americans believe Biden will not seek re-election; 54% of respondents said the current president would not run in 2024, while just 33% said he would. While 73% of Republicans thought Biden wouldn’t run again, even 45% of Democrats – a plurality – agreed.

Asked which party they would prefer to be in control of Congress, 45% opted for the Democratic Party while 42% chose the Republican Party.

The poll also revealed a deepening polarization around the January 6th assault on the US Capitol; 75% of Republicans said too much is being made of the event and it’s time to move on, while 94% of Democrats said it was an attack on democracy that should never be forgotten. Still 63% of Americans support the congressional investigation of the attack, though 59% say it will not lead to significant policy changes.

The Quinnipiac University poll, conducted from July 27 to August 2, included 1,290 adults nationwide and had a margin of error of 2.7 percentage points.

Trump remains under intense scrutiny. The CFO of Trump Organization was indicted in early July. News stories have focused on new evidence of him pressuring the Justice Department to baselessly declare the election “corrupt” and the racism and violence of the pro-Trump rioters on Jan. 6.