A recent poll conducted by the New York Times and Sienna College has raised concerns about President Joe Biden's ability to hold onto the White House in the upcoming 2024 election. The poll revealed that in five out of six battleground states surveyed - Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania - former President Donald Trump leads Biden by a margin of three to 10 percentage points. The only state where Biden maintains a lead is Wisconsin.
Trump's average lead across all six states was found to be 48% to Biden's 44%, according to the poll. These results have led to growing concerns about Biden's age and rising support for Trump among Black voters. Additionally, voters at all income levels expressed feelings that Biden's policies have personally hurt them, while Trump's have helped them.
A Call for Biden to Consider Dropping Out
David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, suggested in a series of tweets that Biden should contemplate dropping out of the race given the poll's findings. He believes that the poll results will create legitimate concerns within the Democratic party. Axelrod poses the question of whether it is wise for Biden to continue his campaign and whether it is in his best interest or the country's.
Biden Campaign Dismisses Poll Results
Biden campaign spokesman Kevin Munoz dismissed the poll results during an interview with CNN. Munoz emphasized that predictions made over a year in advance often differ greatly from the final outcome. He expressed confidence in their ability to win in 2024 by focusing on their work and not getting caught up in poll numbers.