December 1, 2023


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Brutal Joe Biden ballot sends ‘tremors’ amongst Democrats: Former Obama advisor

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David Axelrod

A brand new ballot displaying Joe Biden dropping to Donald Trump in key swing states is sending “tremors” by way of the Democratic Occasion, in response to a former adviser to Barack Obama.

Printed polls New York instances Siena Faculty confirmed on November 5 that voters assist Trump, Biden’s potential Republican challenger, by a margin of 4 to 10 proportion factors in 5 of six battleground states one yr earlier than the 2024 election.

The states are Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Biden leads in Wisconsin, the sixth battleground state, by two proportion factors.

If the ballot outcomes are the identical by the point of the election subsequent November, Trump will win greater than 300 Electoral Faculty votes. It takes 270 to turn into president.

Newsweek has contacted Joe Biden, the Democratic Occasion and the White Home through e mail for remark.

David Axelrod
David Axelrod on September 18, 2017, in New York Metropolis.
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David Axelrod, a political strategist who labored on Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012 and served as a senior adviser in his administration, responded to the ballot and stated it might elevate “respectable considerations.”

He beforehand wrote on Twitter: “It’s too late to vary horses; quite a bit will occur subsequent yr that nobody can predict, and the Biden group says his willpower to run is agency.”

“The CW has challenged (typical knowledge) earlier than however this may ship tremors of doubt by way of the social gathering – not ‘bedwetting’, however respectable concern.”

The ballot confirmed that voters belief Trump over Biden relating to the economic system by 59% to 37%. Voters most popular Trump on immigration by 12 factors, nationwide safety by 12 factors, and the Israeli-Palestinian battle by 11 factors.

Age was an enormous level of debate within the run-up to the election, with commentators criticizing Biden for his historical past of verbal gaffes, and Democrats additionally pointing to gaffes made by his Republican rival.

Within the ballot, 71 p.c stated Biden, who turns 81 this month, is “too outdated” to be an efficient president, together with 54 p.c of Biden supporters.

Solely 39% of voters thought-about Trump, who’s 77 years outdated, too outdated, and 19% of his supporters.

Axelrod stated age was the Democratic chief’s “largest impediment.”

Axelrod appeared to query whether or not Biden ought to run for re-election in any respect, saying that though “there are additionally dangers related to altering course now that there’s so little time left for a major marketing campaign… there’s plenty of management expertise within the nation.” “. “The Democratic Occasion is about to emerge.”

“The dangers of miscalculation listed below are too dramatic to disregard,” he added, warning that Trump is a “harmful and disturbed demagogue.”

“Solely Joe Biden could make that call,” he stated. “If he continues to run, he would be the Democratic Occasion’s nominee. What he must resolve is whether or not it’s clever; whether or not it’s in his curiosity or within the nation’s curiosity.”

the The New York InstancesThe ballot/Siena Faculty was carried out amongst 3,662 registered voters in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin from October 22 to November 3, 2023. The margin of sampling error for every state is between 4.4 and 4.8 proportion factors.