(DCWatchdog.com) – Democrats are finally doing what many in their party believe they should’ve done a long time ago – namely, panic over Joe Biden’s increasingly dubious 2024 election prospects, as a new poll now shows he has fallen behind his presumed rival, Donald Trump, in critically important swing states.
The new battleground states poll by The New York Times and Siena College has caused the Democratic Party to experience a wave of anxiety, The Washington Times observes in a report.
It notes that this sentiment has led to internal disputes about whether to continue supporting the incumbent president.
According to the survey published on Sunday, President Biden, at 80 years old, is trailing Trump in five of the six battleground states he won in the 2020 election.
The nationwide survey of registered voters also revealed a decline in support among younger voters and voters of color.
“Biden’s challenge is going to be how do you reenergize that group that was part of his coalition and part of the Democratic coalition for years,” commented Don Levy of the Siena College Research Institute.
The survey results indicate that 50% of registered voters feel Trump’s policies were beneficial to them, as opposed to 35% for Biden. Additionally, 59% of voters favored Trump over Biden regarding managing the economy.
In a speech at an Amtrak repair shop in Delaware, Biden gave an optimistic outlook on America’s future despite the dismal survey results.
“I truly believe this country is about to take off because, for the first time in a long time, we are bringing pride back to cities and towns all across America that have been left behind,” the president said.
The polling also highlighted that voters are more concerned with economic issues than societal ones like abortion or threats to democracy.
A notable 71% of survey participants, including nearly 80% under 30, expressed the belief that Biden is too old to serve as president effectively.
“That puts him in a very challenging overall position,” said Levy.
Democrats like Congressional Progressive Caucus leader Pramila Jayapal and former Obama advisor David Axelrod have publicly expressed their concerns.
“This is the first time that I have felt like the 2024 election is in great trouble for the president and for our democratic control,” Jayapal (D-WA) told MSNBC.
Democrats are melting down after the NYT poll shows Trump ahead of Biden in 5/6 battleground states.
Jayapal to Psaki: “This is the first time Jen, that I have felt like the 2024 election is in great danger for Biden and for our Democrat control.”
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