Democratic officials are losing confidence in Biden: NYT report

President Joe Biden continues to suffer from abysmal poll numbers, with FiveThirtyEight’s survey aggregate putting his average approval number at just 39.7%.

According to Townhall columnist Spencer Brown, that has some members of his party looking for another nominee in 2024. 

Lack of confidence

Brown made that argument in a piece published on Sunday, saying that “it’s not just Republicans who are fed up with Joe Biden.”

He wrote that the feeling goes beyond “random Dem voters” and instead extends to “party leaders and national committee members.”

As evidence, he pointed to a New York Times article written by Reid J. Epstein and Jennifer Medina. It included a quote from Steve Simeonidis, a Democratic National Committee (DNC) member from Miami.

“To say our country was on the right track would flagrantly depart from reality,” Simeonidis said. He added that the president “should announce his intent not to seek re-election in ’24 right after the midterms.”

Axelrod chimes in

Also speaking up was David Axelrod, who served as a strategist for former President Barack Obama. He cited Biden’s advanced age as a concern.

“The presidency is a monstrously taxing job and the stark reality is the president would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a major issue,” Axelrod told the reporters.

“Democrats’ best hope”

Further evidence that Democrats are losing confidence in their leader came on Sunday when New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) refused to say she would endorse Biden for a second term.

Brown concluded his piece by suggesting that having Biden step aside could be the “Democrats’ best hope rather than a bloodying primary to replace him on the ticket for 2024.”

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