The year 2024 looks to be an exciting one for U.S. Presidential politics. With the 2020 election right around the corner and an unsettled economy, the election next year carries much more weight. In recent months, several themes and strong indicators have emerged that could shape the 2024 election.
First and foremost, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique opportunity for the next President. How the Administration acts to solve the mounting economic crisis and to ensure that Americans have access to the resources needed to help them through this crisis will be a major factor in determining the outcome of the 2024 election.
The issue of immigration reform, too, has been a focal point of discussion leading up to the 2024 election. During the last election cycle, the promise of comprehensive immigration reform under a new administration was made. Now, four years later, the process of reform has stalled in Washington and the question of how the new President will handle this complex issue will be a deciding factor in the election.
Another strong indicator of what 2024 may look like is the nation’s shifting political landscape. Many Democrats and Republicans are beginning to challenge traditional party lines and identify as independent or third-party activists. This ideological shift is just one of the changes that could bring about a strong change in the way politics is conducted.
In addition, the rise of technology as part of the political process is likely to heavily influence the race for the White House in 2024. Private companies and online networks are already using powerful algorithms to influence the public opinion. This new form of targeting will be increasingly important as the election progresses and as more candidates use technology-based techniques to engage and inform voters.
Finally, the economic landscape of 2024 will also be a playing factor in the upcoming election. The current administration has implemented economic policies directly targeting the wealthy, while ignoring the struggles of the working- and middle-class. It will be interesting to see if this strategy will be continued or if a new President will move away from it.
With all this in mind, the election next year seems likely to be a unique and influential one. The indicators mentioned above demonstrate that it is a time of unprecedented political uncertainty and opportunity. It will be important to watch how these indicators develop and how politicians will use them to shape their campaigns and ultimately, the outcome of the election.