Following Peter Doocy’s approach on the South Lawn, President Joe Biden and the White House correspondent for Fox News engaged in a verbal exchange.
Ahead of a nearby helicopter on Thursday, President Biden participated in a press interaction with the press pool. During Doocy’s formulation of a question concerning the 2024 Biden election, the president interrupted, caressed his shoulder momentarily, and inquired, “Why do you think I’ll always take your questions?”
“It’s a good one! I’ve got two good ones!” Doocy gave a reply. After being queried about the current national discourse surrounding the accessibility of abortion, Doocy brought up the subject of a recent survey that was carried out by The New York Times. According to the research findings, Biden is trailing Donald Trump in a number of crucial battleground states in preparation for the 2024 election.
“Why do you think it is that people should be more concerned about abortion access than your age?” Doocy asked.
“I don’t think it’s a comparable comparison,” Biden answered.
“Why do you think it is that you’re trailing Trump in all these swings state polls?” Doocy asked as his second question.
When questioned about his current position in the polls, Biden responded to Doocy by stating, “You don’t read the polls, obviously!” Subsequently, he asserted the existence of more surveys indicating his triumph in the swing states, while also attributing the media’s selective attention to polls that portray him unfavorably.
“There are ten polls. Eight of them I’m beating him in those states. Eight of them. You guys only do two. CNN and New York Times. Check it out. Check it out!”
“We’ll get you a copy of all of those polls,” Biden blurted out.
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— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 9, 2023
The precipitous deterioration in public backing for Biden has generated apprehension within the White House on account of the approaching presidential election of 2024.
Recent weekend polls conducted by The New York Times and Siena College indicate that former President Donald Trump, the preeminent Republican candidate, outperforms Biden in the following states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Biden, on the other hand, is anticipated to secure a victory in Wisconsin.
During the 2020 presidential election, Biden narrowly prevailed in those six pivotal states.
According to a report by Axios, poll results indicate that President Biden is facing a significant challenge regarding his support among black and Hispanic voters, which is described as a “growing race problem,” The report further suggests that this decline in support among these voter groups is “an alarming, re-election-threatening, full-blown crisis for the White House.”
Axios reports that the Times survey indicates a substantial decrease of 33 percentage points in Biden’s favorability among nonwhite voters when compared to the levels recorded in 2020.
On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that Trump received a collective endorsement of 22 percent from black voters, a group that has traditionally demonstrated staunch loyalty to the Democratic Party. This was described by The New York Times as “a level unseen in presidential politics for a Republican in modern times.”
In the domain of politics, where Democrats generally hold a 30-point advantage over their opponents among Hispanics, Biden’s lead has diminished to single digits in all six pivotal swing states, as reported by Axios.
The publication suggested that economic concerns are impacting voter behavior, citing Biden’s position on fossil fuels as an example. This stance is considered to have adverse consequences for Hispanic voters in terms of potential job losses, and the rising prices of vehicles and homes are considered a significant deterrent for many black voters.
Although it is generally accepted that pre-election polls conducted a year in advance lack reliability in forecasting voter sentiment in the months that follow, Axios has noted that substantial legislative initiatives enacted during the Democratic administration in Congress have been ineffective in swaying voters. As a result, the Democratic Party is confronted with the dilemma of devising strategies that will successfully sway the support of these particular electors.
The polling conducted by The Times/Siena indicates “Discontent pulsates throughout the Times/Siena poll, with a majority of voters saying Mr. Biden’s policies have personally hurt them. The survey also reveals the extent to which the multiracial and multigenerational coalition that elected Mr. Biden is fraying.”
According to The New York Times, “In a remarkable sign of a gradual racial realignment between the two parties, the more diverse the swing state, the farther Mr. Biden was behind, and he led only in the whitest of the six,”
Voters exhibited a predilection for competence, as indicated by the outcomes of the surveys. In the survey where participants were queried regarding the influence of each candidate on their lives, Trump was rated as beneficial by 17 points, while Biden was deemed detrimental by 18 points.
A Pennsylvania resident of 53 years old, Spencer Weiss, who had previously endorsed Biden in the 2020 presidential election, articulated apprehensions regarding the present condition of international affairs as it is managed by the Biden administration.
“The world is falling apart under Biden. I would much rather see somebody that I feel can be a positive role model leader for the country. But at least I think Trump has his wits about him,” Weiss admitted.