We asked and you answered: This week’s poll results are in. How likely is Joe Biden to face a primary challenger, and which state is better for freedom: Florida or California? Liberty Nation readers have weighed in with their opinions.
How likely is Joe Biden to face a primary challenger?
- Certain: 40%
- Very likely: 25%
- Quite likely: 10%
- Not very likely: 25%
The 2024 presidential primaries will be here before we know it, and it’s no surprise the Democrats are sweating bullets. The question is, will Joe Biden run for re-election? And fast on the heels of that question is another: How likely is he to face a primary challenger? LN’s poll results show that 60% of our voters think it is certain or very likely the president will have a face-off, but how probable is it for Biden to actually win?
Liberty Nation Senior Political Analyst Tim Donner recently speculated on that very issue. He pointed out that “every president of recent vintage who has been primaried – Lyndon Johnson in 1968, Gerald Ford in 1976, Jimmy Carter in 1980, and George H.W. Bush in 1992 – never made it to a second term.”
Biden may be hailed for getting the evil orange man out of the Oval Office, but his presidential accomplishments so far haven’t been looked on too favorably, even by some of those in his own party. With low polling numbers for both Biden and his party’s policies, it is widely expected that Democrats will face heavy losses during the 2022 midterms. However, that doesn’t mean the current president is doomed. As Mr. Donner continued:
“… an equal number of presidents in our time have survived midterm repudiation and gone on to capture a second term – easily. Ronald Reagan in 1984, Bill Clinton in 1992, and Barack Obama in 2012 all scored one-sided victories following huge losses in congressional elections two years earlier.”
And since Donald Trump just might be taking another shot at the White House in 2024, there are those who think since Biden beat him once, he can do it again. But then, it could just come down to who might be running to take up the commander-in-chief gauntlet. Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican governor, might be a good candidate for the GOP and a tough opponent for the left. However, if California’s Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, decides to throw his glove into the mix, those supporting Biden might switch over to the golden boy from the Golden State.
Which US state is better for freedom?
- Florida: 97%
- California: 3%
While we’re on the topic of Newsom, which state do you think has more freedom, Florida or California? According to the governor, California is where you want to be to enjoy liberty. Remember his television ad sent to Floridians on Independence Day? He claimed:
“I urge all of you living in Florida to join the fight. Or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom — freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate, and the freedom to love.”
However, our poll results show a whopping 97% of readers think Florida is a far better choice for freedom than Newsom’s territory. As Liberty Nation National Columnist Sarah Cowgill pointed out, just as one example, DeSantis signed HB 1467 into law which gives parents access to the selection of books in schools.
Ms. Cowgill wrote: “The explicit Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, the graphically sexual and violent adult book Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, and Iris Chang’s critical yet disturbing The Rape of Nanking are works that many Florida parents do not believe are appropriate for school-aged children.”
In contrast, as Cowgill explained, California banned “Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. No graphic sex, no outward violence, just accounts of the history of the time.”
Thank you for participating in our poll. To see previous results, go here.