Democrats and their allies in the Mainstream Media are freaking out over a major weekend poll that shows President Biden losing five out of the six most important battleground states to former President Trump.
The New York Times/Siena College poll shows Trump surging ahead of Biden by an average of 48 – 44 percent. The poll shows him losing to Trump by up to 10 points with registered voters in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, and Nevada.
The results, with numbers based on polls of 3,662 registered voters from Oct. 22 to Nov. 3:
- Nevada: Trump, 52%; Biden, 41%.
- Georgia: Trump, 49%; Biden, 43%.
- Arizona: Trump, 49%; Biden, 44%.
- Michigan: Trump, 48%; Biden, 43%.
- Pennsylvania: Trump, 48%; Biden, 44%.
- Wisconsin: Biden, 47%; Trump, 45%.
- Men preferred Trump by 62% to 33%.
- Women preferred Biden by 47% to 46%.
David Axelrod, a former senior White House advisor to former President Obama, strongly suggested that Biden should drop out of the 2024 presidential race.
“It’s very late to change horses; a lot will happen in the next year that no one can predict & Biden’s team says his resolve to run is firm. He’s defied CW before but this will send tremors of doubt thru the party–not ‘bed-wetting,’ but legitimate concern.”
Axelrod, a prominent figure in Democrat circles, said “Trump is a dangerous, unhinged demagogue whose brazen disdain for the rules, norms, laws and institutions or democracy should be disqualifying.”
But, he warned, the stakes of miscalculation are too dramatic to ignore.
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“Only [Biden] can make this decision. If he continues to run, he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. What he needs to decide is whether that is wise; whether it’s in HIS best interest or the country’s,” he said.
Biden’s numbers suffered in the polls because of voters’ doubts about his age, as well as their dissatisfaction over how he handles the economy and other major issues, reports The New York Times.
A majority of the voters in the poll said Biden’s policies have personally hurt them, and the survey showed that the multigenerational and multiracial coalition that led to his win in 2020 is coming apart. It also showed that two-thirds of the electorate is seeing the United States moving in the wrong direction under the president.
Black voters also slipped away from Biden, registering 22% support in the key battleground states for Trump. This is a level that hasn’t been seen for a Republican presidential candidate in recent years.
Ex-Conservative Bill Kristol wrote a mournful tweet urging Biden to step aside.
“It’s time,” the aggrieved Never Trumper wrote. “President Biden has served our country well. I’m confident he’ll do so for the next year. But it’s time for an act of personal sacrifice and public spirit. It’s time to pass the torch to the next generation. It’s time for Biden to announce he won’t run in 2024.”
Last month liberal comedian Bill Maher even called on Biden to drop out of the 2024 race, fearing he could tarnish his reputation like former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did when she refused to retire during Obama’s presidency.
“Someone has to convince President Biden that if he runs again, he’s going to turn the country back over to Trump and go … down in history as Ruth Bader Biden, the person who doesn’t know when to quit and so does great damage to their party and their country,” Maher said.