Prof. ST Hsieh
Director, US-China Energy Industry Forum
November 5, 2023
One does not have to vote along with the public opinion polls on any election. One even can discount all the polls. But as a candidate for the highest office in this land, Biden has to be concerned about his low poll rating. If Biden and his team simply discount these public opinion polls and do nothing, that is irresponsible to the extreme.
Specifically, Trump, a convicted felon is leading Biden all the time, how can Biden sleep at night without any second thoughts?
- Question Number One for Biden is, why is he behind Trump?
- Question Number Two for Biden is what is next?
- If he carries on, he is heading for a humiliating defeat!
- If he renounces his reelection bid right now, there is time to find a young democratic who can certainly beat Trump 50 weeks later.
It is Biden’s call, and he has to make the decision very quickly: Duty, Honor, Nation!
Biden v Trump, the unwanted rematch for America’s soul
Sun, November 5, 2023 at 8:26 AM PST·
While the stakes could hardly be higher for American democracy, voters are increasingly turned off by the apparently inevitable rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Axelrod suggests Biden drop out of 2024 presidential race
Sun, November 5, 2023 at 10:28 AM PST
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.
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?”
The poll found Biden trailing Trump in five out of six battleground states including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania by margins of 3 to 10 percentage points among registered voters. In Wisconsin, Biden was ahead by 2 percentage points, according to the poll.
The poll’s findings serve as a major blow to Biden’s campaign after the incumbent carried all six states in 2020 when up against Trump, The New York Times reported.
Biden’s reelection campaign has faced growing concerns from voters within his own party over his age and policy actions on various issues, notably the economy.
The poll found that 71 percent of registered voters said they agree to some degree that Biden is “just too old to be an effective president,” while only 39 percent said the same about Trump.
Asked if Biden has the “mental sharpness to be an effective president,” 62 percent of participants said no, while 35 percent agreed with the statement. Meanwhile, 52 percent of participants said they believe Trump has the mental sharpness to be an effective president, while 44 percent said he does not.
Axelrod called Biden’s age is “his biggest liability” and something he cannot change.
“Among all the unpredictables there is one thing that is sure: the age arrow only points in one direction,” Axelrod wrote on X.
Axelrod’s comments follow a series of calls from some Democrats who have suggested Biden’s age makes him “too old” to run for reelection next year. The president has argued it is fair for voters to discuss his age, but he has said they should judge him on his ability to perform the job.
The New York Times/Siena College poll was conducted among 3,662 registered voters in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin from Oct. 22 to Nov. 3, 2023. The margin of sampling error for each state is between 4.4 and 4.8 percentage points.
Trump has edge over Biden in key battleground states, polling indicates
Sun, November 5, 2023 at 5:16 AM PST
Former President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden in five battleground states as the president’s numbers remain underwater, according to new polling data from the New York Times and Siena College that was released Sunday.
Trump Leads Biden In 5 Swing States, Per New Polls
Sun, November 5, 2023 at 10:55 AM PST
More voters in five key swing states say that they would vote for former President Donald Trump (R) over President Joe Biden (D) in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to New York Times/Siena College polls released on Sunday.
Blumenthal ‘concerned’ about Biden’s poor poll numbers
Sun, November 5, 2023 at 11:02 AM PST·
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday that he is “concerned” about President Biden’s lackluster poll numbers after recent surveys show him trailing former President Trump in next year’s election.
“I was concerned before these polls, and I’m concerned now,” Blumenthal said on CNN”s “State of the Union.” “These presidential races over the last couple of terms have been very tight. No one is going to have a runaway election here. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, concentration, resources.”
A CBS News poll that came out on Sunday found that Biden is trailing Trump in a hypothetical matchup next year. Trump topped Biden with 51 percent of the vote, with the sitting president following with 48 percent.