President Joe Biden’s birthday continued on Tuesday as new polling data showed he lost to Donald Trump by seven points and to the Republican primary candidate by 11 points.
AND NBC News Poll shows that American voters would prefer another Republican to Biden in the Oval Office, with the president losing by double digits to an anonymous candidate, 48% to 37%.
Meanwhile, A Messenger/Harris Poll shows that Trump, who led the fight for the GOP presidential nomination, easily defeats Biden: 47% to 40%.
Biden, who turned 81 on Monday, continues to grapple with questions about his age – he is the oldest American president in history – and whether he can keep up with the rigors of the presidency. However, some Democrats are now defending him, arguing that it is time for the party to stop wringing its hands and support the president.
In an NBC News poll, President Joe Biden trails the typical Republican candidate by 11 points
But polling data continues to show that voters are concerned about their choices in next year’s election, with many telling pollsters that they would prefer an option over Biden or Trump.
In the Messenger poll, a majority of voters think Biden – 67% – and Trump – 55% – should not run for a second term.
However, only 25% of Republicans said Trump and 40% of Democrats said Biden.
Additionally, the NBC News poll showed Trump losing to the typical Democratic candidate by 6 points – 46% to 40% – though that is a smaller margin than Biden.
And in the NBC News poll, Trump beats Biden by just 2 points in a head-to-head matchup: 46% to 44%.
But even as some prominent Democrats – like former Obama strategist David Axelrod – express their concerns about Biden, others defend the president.
“I don’t see any alternative at the moment. I think Joe Biden is in really good mental shape. I was with him for two hours on Wednesday night. “He is smart, informed, extremely discreet and insightful in his comments on very sensitive policy areas like Israel and domestic challenges,” Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut told The Hill.
“He will defeat Donald Trump if Democrats unite behind him and stop wringing their hands and rolling their eyes,” he said.
And Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan told Democrats to stop “wringing their hands” and support the president.
“To all my fellow Democrats – STOP!! We need to stop wringing our hands over experts and polls! Tuesday proved it! This was the poll that counts and voters overwhelmingly voted for Democrats and our values,” she wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Many Democrats, including Biden himself, pointed to the election results earlier this month — a victory in the abortion fight in Ohio, Gov. Beshear’s win in Kentucky and Democratic legislative victories in Virginia — as a good sign for their party.
“Since I stepped aside to face Donald Trump, we haven’t stopped winning and he hasn’t stopped losing,” Biden told donors at a fundraiser in San Francisco last week.
“Remember when Trump told us he would win so much that we would get bored of winning,” he said, adding: “Oh man, I shouldn’t start.”
– I’ll tell you one thing that’s true. We are fed up with Trump. The truth is, this guy can’t get tired of losing,” Biden said as the crowd roared with applause.
Others, however, continue to raise concerns.
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod warned over the weekend that Biden has only a 50-50 chance of re-election and should not count on Donald Trump to help him win.
Said Axelrod, who was critical of Biden’s age and decision to seek a second term Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. that Hillary Clinton mistakenly believed that Trump as the Republican Party’s nominee would win her the election and that Biden should not make the same mistake.
“I think he has a 50/50 chance here, but not better, maybe a little worse,” Axelrod said. “He thinks he can cheat nature here, and that’s really risky. They have a real problem if they expect Trump to win for them. I remember Hillary doing this too.
A recent poll by The New York Times and Siena College showed Joe Biden ahead of Donald Trump (above) in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania
Last survey from New York Times and Siena College which showed Biden following Trump IN Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Biden is only ahead in Wisconsin by 2 percentage points. In the 2020 election, Biden won all six states.
Axelrod and other Democrats – in the wake of the poll results – issued warnings about Biden’s re-election chances.
But White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday that what matters is Biden’s experience – more than 50 years in government.
“There is nothing disturbing going on behind the scenes and I certainly won’t comment on anyone who has something to say,” she said at her daily news conference.
“I can talk about how we see it and from our perspective. From our point of view, it’s not about age, but about the president’s experience.”