Biden’s Poll Numbers Look Awful. He’s Still Democrats’ Only Hope.

Source: The Daily Beast
by Matt Lewis

“‘You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.’ That was former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talking about the Iraq war. But his now-infamous line is actually appropriate advice for Democrats as their presumed nominee, incumbent President Joe Biden, endures the fallout from a brutal ABC News/Washington Post poll. In case you missed it, Biden’s job approval rating is just 36 percent, with 54 percent saying Trump was better at handling the economy. Even more concerning for Dems, in a head-to-head matchup, 44 percent of Americans are leaning toward Trump, with just 38 percent for Biden. … Putting aside a deus ex machina candidate — Michelle Obama or Oprah Winfrey — the notion that there is some candidate out there who would obviously fare dramatically better than Biden in 2024 is simply not true.” (05/08/23)