The 2024 presidential election continues to inch ever closer to occurring. While many other important elections will be decided in November of this year (like control of the House of Representatives and the Senate), a hyper focus is often always placed on the presidency by media pundits, politicians, and other figures alike. In the Democratic party, the incumbent President Joe Biden appears likely to remain the nominee and the party’s choice for the 2024 general election. While enjoying the majority of support among Democrats, Biden remains vulnerable. He has governed in a questionable manner and many economic, social and political problems have been exacerbated under his leadership. Millions of illegal migrants have entered the nation in just three years and tens of thousands continue to arrive on a daily basis. The country is simply “open” to invasion from people with malicious intent from around the world, and the federal government appears powerless to stop it.
Economically, rampant inflation has crushed working class families, and the cost of living has skyrocketed. Energy costs, basic necessities like groceries and household items, and insurance have all risen sharply. The “hourglass effect” has continued, and the middle class dwindles as the affluent become wealthier and the poor grow poorer. In a recent poll, nearly half the country believes that the American Dream is dead. Truly, things are far from prosperous in the United States in the present.
On the Republican side, Donald Trump appears to be the likely nominee for the 2024 election, which would set up a rematch of the 2020 contest in which he lost to Biden. Trump holds a massive 50 point lead over two challengers, Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis. While the Iowa caucus will soon occur, many pundits are focused on New Hampshire. Recent polls show Trump ahead by 4 points over Nikki Haley in that state. It would take a lot to defeat Trump and his national lead.