(DCWatchdog.com) – In a sign of abysmal approval ratings across the nation, seasoned political advisors are voicing skepticism about Joe Biden’s prospects for reelection in 2024, given recent polling data.
A New York Times/Siena College survey has placed Biden behind former President Donald Trump in pivotal battleground states, including Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. This has prompted discussions about whether Biden, at 80 years old, will even be the Democratic nominee.
Dick Morris, once an advisor to former President Bill Clinton, has expressed a bleak outlook for Biden’s campaign, suggesting there’s “no path forward” for him at this juncture. He posits that the Democratic National Committee might not back Biden, considering other potential candidates like California Governor Gavin Newsom and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Henry Olsen, a seasoned political analyst, suggests that it could be advantageous for the Democratic Party if Biden were to step aside, assuming a significantly younger and “center-left” successor with no ties to the current administration could be found. He acknowledges that Biden is no longer the strongest option for the Democrats.
Despite legal controversies surrounding Trump, he is the leading Republican candidate and has outpolled Biden in several key states. Douglas Schoen, a political strategist and another former Clinton advisor, views the current polling as a serious indication of Biden’s political vulnerability. He notes a lack of a clear Democratic front-runner to replace Biden.
Olsen, also a columnist for The Washington Post, remarks on Biden’s “historically low job approval ratings,” with national polls indicating a shift away from his 2020 support.
David Axelrod, known for his role in Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, has bluntly suggested that Biden should consider withdrawing from the race to increase the chances of a Democratic victory.
The New York Times/Siena College poll indicates that a significant majority of voters are concerned about Biden’s age, and he is losing ground among minority voters, including Latinos and Arab-Americans, in swing states. The latter group’s support has declined following Biden’s stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict.
GOP strategist John McLaughlin points out the economic worries, especially regarding inflation and gas prices, that are influencing black voters, who are showing unprecedented levels of support for Trump.
The discussion around Biden’s reelection bid comes amid an environment where many voters prioritize the economy and are expressing dissatisfaction with the current direction under his leadership.