In a recent poll done by USA Today and Suffolk University, most Americans say they have had enough of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Ironically, however, most of those same Americans would fall in line if those were the only two choices.

The poll showed more than two-thirds of Americans did not want Biden to run for a second term, and a slightly larger number, about 69 percent didn’t want Trump to run for a second term.

An NBC poll showed pretty much the same thing, as have every other poll done in the past year. Some are speculating that the recent issues regarding classified documents are negatively affecting both of their prospects but again, both Biden and Trump have been unpopular picks to run for POTUS in 2024 even before all of this was known to the public.

Sixty-seven percent of respondents said they find the discovery of the Biden documents either very concerning or somewhat concerning while an identical percentage held the same views about the discovery of the Trump documents – This is despite differences in the number of documents found and how Biden and Trump responded to the discoveries.

Just seven percent said they were “enthusiastic” about another Biden run. Trump came in slightly higher at 15 percent of voters being “enthusiastic” about him returning to power.

The NBC poll also found a clear majority of voters from each party were both at least “comfortable” with each man running again and would vote for them again.

The GOP field could expand in the coming weeks and months as donations have slowed significantly to his campaign. This could give other potential candidates like Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis the opening they need to make a splash into the race. Haley is expected by some to make an announcement declaring her candidacy on February 15th. 

On the Democratic side, Gavin Newsom is considered by many to be the most likely to fill the void with Vice President Kamala Harris’s popularity waning. Others believe it might be time for an openly gay POTUS and are looking at Pete Buttigieg.

Buttigieg has been coy with the media regarding his future plans, saying, “I have my hands more than full with my day job and one job at a time is plenty. And it’s a great job and I have a great boss and I’m proud to be part of this team.”

As America gears up for another race for the White House in 2024 it will be interesting to see whether it will be a rematch of 2022 or an entirely new battle between Republicans and Democrats. Since it does seem that most partisans will fall in line and end up voting for their party’s candidate, it isn’t difficult to speculate that it will be the ever increasing caucus of independent voters that will decide who will lead in 2025 no matter if the nominees are Biden and Trump or other candidates.