An ABC panel on Sunday openly discussed replacing Joe Biden with another Democrat for the 2024 presidential election.
The topic of potentially replacing Biden came up during conversations about the New York Times and Siena College poll that showed Donald Trump defeating Joe Biden in most battleground states.
“This is probably going to lead to a lot of Democrats increasing chatter that Joe Biden should step aside and make room for another Democrat,” George Stephanopoulos said.
“They don’t know who that Democrat would be right now — I don’t think that people look at Kamala Harris and feel like she is ready,” Associated Press executive editor Julie Pace commented.
After another round of brutal polling for Biden, the ABC panel is openly discussing Biden stepping aside:
"They don't know who that Democrat would be right now — I don't think that people look at Kamala Harris and feel like she is ready…" pic.twitter.com/XmusjSdpgc
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 5, 2023
In recent polling conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, Donald Trump leads Joe Biden “in five of the six most important battleground states one year before the 2024 election.”
“The results show Mr. Biden losing to Mr. Trump, his likeliest Republican rival, by margins of three to 10 percentage points among registered voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Mr. Biden is ahead only in Wisconsin, by two percentage points, the poll found,” The New York Times writes.
“Across the six battlegrounds — all of which Mr. Biden carried in 2020 — the president trails by an average of 48 to 44 percent,” the outlet added.
“Blockbuster New York Times Poll out this morning. Trump leads Biden in 5 swing states, with 300+ Electoral Votes. Trump leads in Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Trump has 22% of black vote, 44% of hispanic vote,” Citizen Free Press noted.
Blockbuster New York Times Poll out this morning.
Trump leads Biden in 5 swing states, with 300+ Electoral Votes.
Trump leads in Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Trump has 22% of black vote, 44% of hispanic vote. pic.twitter.com/j9XgPjbpTV
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 5, 2023
From The New York Times:
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. Demographic groups that backed Mr. Biden by landslide margins in 2020 are now far more closely contested, as two-thirds of the electorate sees the country moving in the wrong direction.
Voters under 30 favor Mr. Biden by only a single percentage point, his lead among Hispanic voters is down to single digits and his advantage in urban areas is half of Mr. Trump’s edge in rural regions. And while women still favored Mr. Biden, men preferred Mr. Trump by twice as large a margin, reversing the gender advantage that had fueled so many Democratic gains in recent years.
Black voters — long a bulwark for Democrats and for Mr. Biden — are now registering 22 percent support in these states for Mr. Trump, a level unseen in presidential politics for a Republican in modern times.
Add it all together, and Mr. Trump leads by 10 points in Nevada, six in Georgia, five in Arizona, five in Michigan and four in Pennsylvania. Mr. Biden held a 2-point edge in Wisconsin.
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.
With the latest polling figures, the likelihood of Democrats calling for Joe Biden to step aside for the 2024 presidential election will increase.
“It’s time. President Biden has served our country well. I’m confident he’ll do so for the next year. But it’s time for an act of personal sacrifice and public spirit. It’s time to pass the torch to the next generation. It’s time for Biden to announce he won’t run in 2024,” Bill Kristol wrote.
President Biden has served our country well. I'm confident he'll do so for the next year.
But it's time for an act of personal sacrifice and public spirit.
It's time to pass the torch to the next generation.
It's time for Biden to announce he won't run in 2024.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 5, 2023
“Former President Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested President Biden drop out of the 2024 presidential race in the wake of a new poll showing the incumbent trailing former President Trump,” The Hill reports.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 5, 2023
From The Hill:
Pointing to a New York Times and Siena College poll published Sunday, Axelrod wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter: “It’s very late to change horses; a lot will happen in the next year that no one can predict & Biden’s team says his resolve to run is firm.”
Arguing Biden is “justly proud of his accomplishments,” Axelrod said Biden’s poll numbers will “send tremors of doubt” through the Democratic Party.
“Not ‘bed-wetting,’” but legitimate concern, Axelrod wrote.
“Trump is a dangerous, unhinged demagogue whose brazen disdain for the rules, [norms], laws and institutions or democracy should be disqualifying,” Axelrod wrote in a separate post. “But the stakes of miscalculation here are too dramatic to ignore.”
“Only @JoeBiden can make this decision,” he continued. “If he continues to run, he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. What he needs to decide is whether that is wise; whether it’s in HIS best interest or the country’s?”