Biden-Trump generate apathy in voters

Biden-Trump generate apathy in voters
November 3, 2023 – 00:00

One year before the elections in the United States, young people say that “it is difficult to get excited about this.”

Washington – The stakes for American democracy are difficult to overcome, but voters seem little interested in the seemingly inevitable rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election.

“It’s hard to get excited about this,” says Keely Catron, a 22-year-old from Arizona, one of the swing states that Biden narrowly won in 2020. “It’s frustrating that our only two options are very young men.” old,” he stressed.

The educational sciences student plans to vote again for the 80-year-old Democrat in the November 5, 2024 elections, although without much enthusiasm. Biden aspires to a second term, without major serious rivals for the Democratic nomination, despite a very low popularity rating in the polls and growing concerns about her age.

Meanwhile, Trump is the clear Republican favorite despite the fact that the 77-year-old former president faces several criminal proceedings, including one for alleged electoral interference. In the polls they are practically tied and Trump even leads in some of the most recent polls. The stakes are enormous.

A New York Times editorial predicts that it will be “the most important election since 1860,” when Abraham Lincoln was elected president, triggering the American Civil War.

The United States is still very polarized since Trump tried to overturn the result after being defeated by Biden in 2020 and there are fears that the tension will increase.

America’s allies are also watching nervously.

Washington’s global role has been highlighted by the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and the war in Ukraine after the Russian invasion.

China, Russia and Iran are trying to forge their version of a new world order that is no longer dominated by the United States.

But voters don’t seem to care about this.

Sixty-three percent of Americans said they are dissatisfied with the candidates that have emerged so far, according to a recent Pew Research study, and 65% said they “always or often feel exhausted” when thinking about politics.

More than three in five Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they prefer a candidate other than Biden, according to a joint survey by ABC and The Washington Post.

AFP Agency

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