Biden dubiously claims credit for Democratic election wins he had little or nothing to do with

 November 11, 2023

President Joe Biden and his policy agenda are deeply unpopular throughout many parts of the country, a fact that he has either ignored or is simply unaware of, as evidenced by recent remarks.

On Thursday, during a campaign fundraiser event in Chicago, Illinois, Biden dubiously took full credit for various electoral victories by his fellow Democrats in the off-year elections held this past week in numerous states nationwide, NBC News reported.

Yet, as even NBC was compelled to acknowledge, Democrats likely won numerous elections on Tuesday in spite of Biden and not because of him or his agenda.

Biden's unearned victory lap

Tuesday night, as election results nationwide were still being tabulated, President Biden posted a Democrat-aligned fundraising link on social media and triumphantly declared, "Across the country tonight, democracy won and MAGA lost. Voters vote. Polls don't. Now let's go win next year."

Two nights later, the president carried that same victorious theme into his remarks at a campaign fundraiser event with Democratic donors in Chicago, where he proceeded to take credit for the electoral wins his party enjoyed in several states, some of which were expected and others of which came as a surprise.

"Despite all the predictions, except ours, Democrats had an incredible night once again," Biden said, according to ABC News. "In Kentucky, a Democratic governor was reelected ... running on programs that were all Biden initiatives to the White House."

Per NBC, Biden went on to also claim credit for Virginia Democrats taking back control of the state legislature, Pennsylvania Democrats expanding their majority on the state's Supreme Court, and Ohio voters passing a ballot amendment to add protections for abortion rights to the state's Constitution, among other Democratic wins.

Biden asserted that the "Biden-Harris agenda has taken hold" and "People are voting on it, and people are winning elections on it over and over and over." The president added, "The press and pundits keep being surprised. They can be surprised as much as they want, but since I came off the sidelines to go toe to toe with Donald Trump we haven't stopped winning," and further observed that Trump "can't get tired of losing."

Democrats likely won some elections in spite of Biden, not because of him

While President Biden is certainly the nominal leader of the Democratic Party and therefore gets at least some credit for the party's wins, it is a bit of a stretch for him to claim full credit for those victories, especially in states where he and his agenda are highly disapproved and given the fact that he was not on the ballot to offer coattails for other Democrats to ride, according to NBC's analysis.

In Kentucky, for instance, Biden didn't even campaign on behalf of Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's re-election and, according to RealClearPolitics' state-by-state polling averages, his approval in the Bluegrass State is below 30% while his disapproval is above 60%.

As for Ohio, though a majority of voters may agree with Biden on protecting abortion rights, his RCP approval rating is 37.7% and disapproval is 58.7%, and NBC's own exit polling showed that nearly three-quarters of Ohioans said Biden should not seek re-election to another term in office.

Biden lied about leading in most of the polls

Both ABC and NBC also noted that President Biden dishonestly dismissed the series of increasingly poor poll results he has recently faced in terms of his likely rematch in 2024 against former President Trump, who has surged to a lead in several recent surveys.

"There are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10 other polls, and everyone we are winning -- except the two we are tied. The point is the CNN and New York Times polls are the only ones you heard about," Biden told the Democratic donors in Chicago, and joked, "So, your money is not wasted."

Except, according to RCP's general election polling average, Trump is leading Biden by 1.1 points, 45.6-44.5%, and of the 12 most recent polls included in that average -- which actually doesn't include the reference New York Times poll -- Trump leads in six of them while Biden leads in just three and the two are tied in the remaining three.

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