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New York Mayor Eric Adams Rumored To Seek Presidency In 2024

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A Democrat who is not President Joe Biden may be the nominee for the White House in the 2024 presidential election.

With his dwindling poll numbers and numerous crises plaguing his administration the president may not be the best person to keep Democrats in the White House and it may be New York City Mayor Eric Adams, not Vice President Kamala Harris, who takes the reigns, The New York Post reported.

“Eric has told me repeatedly that he thinks that he has a platform to run for national office, for president in 2024. He has said that repeatedly. He thinks New York is a national platform. He thinks the national party has gotten too far to the left and he thinks he has a platform to win,” someone close to the mayor said.

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A Brooklyn Democratic elected official who was also frequently in talks with the mayor said Adams was “considering a White House run in 2024 if Biden doesn’t seek re-election,” adding that Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis-Martin was “running point” on the issue.

There is growing chatter that the gaffe-prone president — now 79 years old — may call it quits after one term, though he has privately insisted he will seek re-election.

Even a GOP lawmaker broached the topic with Adams.

“I said you really have to consider that you are young enough where you will have a life after the mayoralty and if you solve the crime problem there would be a lot of interest in a big city Democrat, African American with progressive values but who mediated the crime problem in a major city,” the Republican said.

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“He is one of the best known black elected officials in the country,” Chris Coffey, Co-CEO of the political consulting shop Tusk Strategies said. “The play works if Adams makes progress on crime and the president decides not to run. I think he would be crazy not to consider it.”

But the mayor said he is not considering campaigning for the presidency.

“That’s a silly, silly story. I never had a conversation about that and I love being mayor, and you can run the country from New York City,” he said, even saying he was not thinking about the presidency in 2028 either. “I’m the mayor. That’s all I’m focused on.”

A new poll reveals that a chunk of voters say they don’t believe President Joe Biden will make it beyond a firm term in office.

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After a year of record inflation, gasoline price hikes, COVID lockdowns, a surge of illegal immigration, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, and many other issues, some voters don’t know if Biden will last another two and a half years.

A poll from I&I/TIPP asked voters: “In your opinion, how likely is it that Joe Biden will complete his first term in office?”

Below are some of the results:

Predictably, most Americans (71%) said Biden was likely to last through his four years. But 21%, or one in five, said it was “not likely” he would last.

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A closer look at the data provides little comfort for Biden’s own pollsters and political advisers.

Just 45% of those responding said it was “very likely” Biden would last. Some 25% said it was only “somewhat likely,” hardly a vote of confidence in Biden’s presidential future. Another 8% said they are “not sure.”

And, as often in recent years, the poll’s results are deeply skewed by political affiliation. Some 90% of Democrats believe Biden will make it to the end of his term, while 49% of Republicans do. Once again, independents split the difference at 66%, though they are closer to the GOP than to the Dems.

Meanwhile, only 6% of Democrats say it’s “unlikely” Biden will last, compared to 43% of Republicans and 22% of independents.

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The poll also found troubling results when asking Americans about Vice President Kamala Harris.

The I&I/TIPP Poll asked: “How confident are you that Vice President Kamala Harris would be an effective commander-in-chief against an adversary posing a military threat to the United States if she were to become President?”

Only 45% of Americans said they would be “confident” in Harris, with just 25% saying “very confident.” An equal 45% said they’d be “not confident,” with 30% of that total saying “not at all confident.”

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