Dem Senators Moving Away From Biden

Joe Biden

( – In a major new blow to Joe Biden, several Democrat senators from key swing states are distancing themselves from the presidentduring their campaign efforts, expressing concerns that his presence as the lead Democrat on the ballot could jeopardize their electoral prospects, as highlighted in a new report.

The fate of the Senate hangs in the balance with nine crucial races taking place in Ohio, Montana, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland.

According to Breitbart News, the current political map is predominantly in favor of the Republicans.

Polling data reveals that former President Donald Trump, who is at the forefront of the Republican ticket, remains strongly favored among voters in these pivotal states and has notably gained support from Hispanic, black, and young voters.

A significant portion of the electorate, including one-quarter of Democrats, question Biden’s mental fitness to govern, as per findings from a Harvard CAPS/Harris survey conducted in March.

President Biden’s approval ratings are notably low, a concerning trend as incumbents generally require a 50 percent approval rating to secure reelection, yet his figures linger below 40 percent.

In light of these challenges, Senate Democrats in battleground states are apprehensive that aligning with Biden could be detrimental to their campaigns. They are particularly concerned about voter reaction to Biden’s policies regarding immigration, rising costs, and energy.

An article from The Hill titled “Alarmed Democrats flee Biden’s ailing brand in battleground states” discusses the strategies of Democratic Senators such as Jacky Rosen of Nevada, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and Jon Tester of Montana as they navigate their association with Biden.

“Some of it I’ve agreed with the president, not afraid to stand up to him when it’s not right for Nevada,” Rosen stated to The Hill.

Casey voiced his discrepancies with the administration, mentioning, “There are numerous occasions where I don’t agree with administration policy. LNG is the most recent example as well as the decision [Biden] made about arms transfer to Israel.”

Tester emphasized the independence of his campaign by saying, “Biden’s running his race, I’m running mine. I’ve got a good brand, people understand who I am, and we got to remind them who I am and what I’ve accomplished and what I intend to accomplish. They really are separate races.”

A Democratic senator, who spoke to The Hill anonymously, indicated that Biden’s age is a significant concern within the party, noting the feedback from focus groups: “If you go out there and do a focus group, the focus groups all say, ‘He’s 200 years old. You got to be kidding me.'”

The senator further lamented the public’s perception of the Democratic choices, stating, “And the worst part about it is for unaffiliated voters or people that haven’t made up their mind, they look at this and say: ‘You have to be kidding us. These are our choices?’ And they indict us for not taking it seriously.”

Despite these challenges, the senator acknowledged the reality of the political situation: “Colleagues ‘know this is a problem,’” yet affirmed the necessity to support the current ticket.

“This is the ticket we have to get behind and we have to win with this ticket. We’ll see how much gravity we can defy,” the senator concluded.

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