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A one-term president? Voters don’t see Biden getting a second term, poll finds

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There has long been speculation that Joe Biden, the oldest president ever elected, will only serve one term in the Oval Office and not run in 2024.

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports published Wednesday found that 37% of likely voters surveyed think it is more likely that Biden will be reelected in the next presidential election. Though this is a small but sizable number, it was the No. 1 choice among three possible answers. While majority of Democrats polled, 62%, believe reelection is more likely, only 15% of Republicans and 29% of “others” agreed.

On the other hand, the study from Rasmussen found that voters were more unified when it came to 2024 outcomes that don’t see Biden getting a second term.

Rasmussen reported that 30% of likely voters believe it is more likely that Biden will resign before serving his full term in office, with 43% of Republicans and 36% of “others” thinking this. Only 15% of Democrats, though, gave this answer.

And lastly, the survey found that 23% of likely voters think it is more likely that Biden will lose to whoever is the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, with former President Donald Trump the current overwhelming favorite to win the GOP primaries if he runs, something at which he has hinted publicly. 37% of Republicans, according to the poll, gave this answer, alongside 13% of Democrats and 19% of “others.”

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10% of respondent, it should be noted, said they were not sure.

The survey also asked likely voters, “Who’s setting the agenda in Washington, D.C., these days,” and only 39% said Biden. 45%, on the other hand, said during the previous administration that then-President Trump was.

“When Donald Trump was president, there wasn’t much doubt who was running the show in Washington. Now that Joe Biden is in the White House, however, attitudes have changed,” Rasmussen’s analysis argued.

Coming in second and third places were the national media and Congress at 23% and 15% respectively.

Moreover, in its analysis, the conservative outlet linked the results of this question to another recent survey in which 54% said the president is a “puppet of the radical left.”

Rasmussen’s survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted between February 28 and March 1 and has a reported +/- 3-point margin of error and 95% level of confidence.

You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @Douglas_P_Braff.

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GOP bill proposes extra measures to ensure noncitizens are unable to vote in federal elections

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GOP members of both the U.S. House and Senate introduced a bill to add safeguards to ensure that non U.S. citizens who are already prohibited from voting in federal elections, do not do so. The bill seeks to amend the National Voter Registration Act to require documentary proof of United States citizenship to register to vote.

The Center Square reports that It would require states to obtain proof of citizenship – in person – when registering an individual to vote. Applicants would have to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote in person, when applying for a motor vehicle license, and when applying to vote by mail. The bill lists accepted citizenship documentation and requirements for voter registration agencies.

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, led a coalition of 49 Republicans to introduce the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act in the U.S. House. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, with several cosponsors, introduced the same bill in the Senate.

Citing the border crisis and the greatest number of foreign nationals illegally entering the country in U.S. history, the measure’s supporters expressed alarm that instead of being deported, many are being registered to vote.

“There is currently an unprecedented and a clear and present danger to the integrity of our election system,” House Speaker Mike Johnson said. “And that is the threat of non-citizens and illegal aliens voting in our elections. In the last five and a half months or so, I’ve been to over 101 cities doing events all around the country in more than half the states. The first or second question that I’m asked in every public forum is about election security. Americans are deeply concerned about this. And it doesn’t matter where you live or whether you’re in a blue state or a red state, everyone’s concerned.”

Johnson blamed President Joe Biden and his administration’s policies for for what he described as widespread concern about election integrity.

“… we now have so many non-citizens in the country that if only one out of 100 of those voted, they would cast hundreds of thousands of votes,” the speaker added. “And since our elections are so razor thin in these days that we’re in, just a few precincts in a few states decide the makeup of Congress and who is elected to the White House. This is a dangerously high number, and it’s a great concern to millions and millions of Americans. It could obviously change the outcome of our elections, and this is not an empty threat or concern.”

It is already a federal crime for non-citizens to vote in a federal election. Despite this, Johnson said, “no current mechanism to ensure only those registering or voting are actually citizens. … If a nefarious actor wants to intervene in our elections, all they have to do is check a box on a form and sign their name. That’s it. That’s all that’s required. And there’s a very small chance that illegal would get caught [because] states do not have the election infrastructure in place to confirm what they’ve said.”

Johnson said noncitizens “can simply go to their local welfare office or the DMV and register to vote there,” adding that “states are currently prohibited from asking someone to prove that they’re a citizen when they use the federal voter registration form.”

He also gave examples of “a growing number of localities” that are “blurring the lines for non-citizens by allowing them to vote in municipal local elections.

“You might not know this, but non-citizens are voting,” he warned Americans. “Democrats have expressed a desire to turn on citizens and voters. That’s what this open border has been all about.”

Roy said the proposed SAVE Act “would thwart Democrat efforts to cement one-party rule by upholding and strengthening current law that permits only U.S. citizens to vote in Federal elections.”

Lee said the bill should “pass right away” and unanimously in both houses of Congress. “The only reason to oppose this … would be if you want noncitizens to vote.”

It also would create a new program requiring the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration to share information with state registration systems. States would be required to identify noncitizens attempting to register to vote by accessing data in DHS’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program and the SSA’s Social Security Number Verification Service. The information would be compared with data from state agencies that supply state identification cards or driver’s licenses.

The bill also would require states to remove non-citizens from existing voter rolls and increases federal penalties for those who register non-citizens to vote in federal elections.

 

 

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