Donald Trump to Run for President in 2024? Most Americans Hope Not: Poll

The majority of Americans think that it would be bad for the country if Donald Trump ran for the presidency in 2024, according to a recent poll.

The survey, carried out by Quinnipiac University and published on Wednesday, suggested 60 percent of Americans "think it would be bad for the country," with only 30 percent taking the opposite position.

The split fell largely along party lines, with a massive 95 percent of Democrats who took part stating it would be bad, while 73 percent of Republican respondents said it would be good.

A majority of independents also thought it would be bad, with 62 percent polled being against the idea and 30 percent in favor.

The same poll also found a majority of Republicans and Independents think Trump will run for president in 2024, at 61 percent and 48 percent respectively.

Among Democrats polled there was a closer divide, with 40 percent believing the former president would try and get a second term and 54 percent thinking he would not.

Asked if they would vote for a candidate who was endorsed by Trump, fewer than one in five (19 percent) said they would be more likely to cast their ballot for them.

However, 41 percent of respondents said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate endorsed by Trump.

Most think Biden Won't Seek Second Term

In an interesting twist, most Americans polled believed that President Joe Biden will not seek re-election in 2024, with 54 percent saying he would leave the White House early. About one in three (33 percent) said they thought he would seek a second term.

While 73 percent of Republicans believed Biden wouldn't run again, a large number of Democrats (45 percent) agreed the president would not be the party's pick in 2024.

Trump and Biden's representatives have been contacted for comment.

The poll asked 1,290 Americans from across the nation between July 27 and August 2. It added the margin of error is plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

It comes after Trump defended his influence over Texas voters after his pick, Susan Wright, lost to state Jake Ellzey in the race to fill a vacant seat in the House of Representatives.

Trump said the only reason his endorsed candidate did not win a special election was because Democrats turned out to vote for the other Republican on the ballot.

On Wednesday, Trump said Democrats were "obviously voting against me."

In a statement issued in praise of Ellzey, Trump also claimed victory, stating: "I won because we ended up with a great Republican candidate."

He added: "It was a big Trump victory, a great Republican victory, and a great victory for American patriot Congressman Jake Ellzey."

On Tuesday, another Trump-backed candidate, Mike Carey, won a crowded primary contest for the Republican nomination to a House seat from Ohio's 15th district.

Donald Trump prepares to speak in Phoenix.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump at a conference on July 24, 2021 in Phoenix. Most Americans do not want Donald Trump to run in 2024, according to a new poll. Brandon Bell/Getty Images