Former Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, called the 2024 general election race between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump “a comeback from hell.” “The reality is that two-thirds of Americans want somebody other than Donald Trump and Joe Biden,” Hurd said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “That’s like the rematch from hell.”
Polling indicated that a majority of Americans do not want to see either Biden or Trump on the campaign trail again. An Associated Press-NRC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released in April found that only 26% of Americans think Biden should run for a second term and 30% of Americans think Trump should run again. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.9%.
An NBC News poll released in April produced similar results. Twenty-six percent of respondents said Biden should run for another term, while 35% said Trump should run for re-election. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%.
“Nobody wants Trump or Biden re-elected,” Hurd said. Hurd said the onus is on voters to create more popular candidates, citing low voter turnout in primary elections. With higher turnout, “we’re going to see better elections in November, elections that we actually like and are excited to vote for,” Hurd said.
Hurd is considering a presidential bid of her own in the Republican primary. As for when that decision will come, Hurd said he will share “before Memorial Day.” The counterargument is that Americans do not want to re-elect Trump or Biden because Hurd wants to run in the election.