President Joe Biden continues to suffer from abysmal polling numbers, with a new Civiqs survey published last week putting his approval rating at a mere 35 percent.
Given those figures, Fox News host Jesse Watters recently suggested that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may be preparing “to claw her way back to power.”
A recent poll shows Clinton narrowly edging out Biden among Florida voters
Watters made that claim on Wednesday’s episode of his show “Jesse Watters Prime Time,” asking, “What better time than now?”
“As Joe Biden’s floundering, Hillary is circling around him like a vulture, prospecting for any opportunity to take the throne,” he declared before pointing to evidence that Clinton is attempting to raise her profile.
“Just last night, she stepped back into the political spotlight for the first time since 2020, headlining a top-dollar fundraiser for Ohio Senate candidate Tim Ryan,” Watters continued, adding, “Notice, Biden wasn’t the headliner.”
The host also pointed to a Suffolk University poll conducted between January 26 and January 29 which showed Clinton narrowly edging out the president in Florida.
“This poll has been bouncing around all day through the Clinton world,” Watters said. “Democrats are desperate and so is Hillary.”
Brit Hume says Clinton’s age and losing track record will work against her
Watters next spoke with long-time political observer and Fox News contributor Brit Hume, who acknowledged that the failed 2016 Democratic nominee “would love to be back in power” but argued, “she’s a long shot.”
“It was said of her back in 2020 that she was the only Democratic candidate that Donald Trump could have beaten,” Hume pointed out.
“So what’s her slogan going to be?” he asked. “‘Vote me Democrats, I did what Joe Biden couldn’t do–I lost to Donald Trump.'”
What’s more, Hume pointed to Clinton’s age, noting how the former secretary of state “would be 77 years old, nearly as old as Biden is now, when election day rolled around in 2024.”
“I think the public may now think that this generation of septuagenarian leaders is past its sell-by date and it’s time to move on into the future,” he concluded.