Prominent Dems are bailing on Biden

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An increasing number of prominent Democrats are growing skeptical of 80-year-old President Joe Biden’s reelection chances in 2024, particularly following new polling data projecting him to lose to former President Donald Trump in several key states.

Biden and his campaign team have largely staved off significant public intraparty criticism and challenges, but as the elections grow closer and the president fails to improve in projections against Trump, some are sounding the alarm.

David Axelrod, once the senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, called on Biden to make a decision on Sunday.

“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?” he asked, citing the New York Times/Siena College polling.

Another influential Democrat, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), admitted Sunday that he had been concerned before the polling. “And I’m concerned now,” he added.

“These presidential races over the last couple of terms have been very tight,” he said. “No one is going to have a runaway election here. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, concentration, resources.”

Also on Sunday, former acting Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile reiterated her support for the president, saying, “Don’t count out Joe Biden.”

Despite her projected confidence, Brazile warned the data should be “a wake-up call once again for Democrats” and urged the campaign to work on coalition-building in swing states. “Without that coalition, it’s going to be a very, very difficult race,” she said.


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