Donna Brazile, a leading Democratic strategist, is calling for Democrats to pay closer attention to President Joe Biden’s chances of reelection after negative poll results.
Brazile spoke to ABC News about the recent poll that showed former President Donald Trump leading Biden by 7%.
Furthermore, the same poll showed that Biden’s overall approval rating fell by 6% over the last three months.
The strategist said that it “is sobering that the coalition that elected Joe Biden with the historic numbers that we saw in 2020, that the coalition right now is fragmented.”
“That should concern them,” she said.
The White House should be "concerned” that the “coalition” of voters who helped elect Pres. Biden in 2020 is now “fragmented,” former DNC chair @DonnaBrazile says of a new poll from @ABC News/WaPo. https://t.co/oBuVAq4MBf pic.twitter.com/m5pfksM3hq
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 7, 2023
Brazile added that the Biden White House cannot “get a real good strong message to the American people.”
Brazile has been a mainstay for Democratic campaigns, including running Al Gore’s unsuccessful 2000 campaign.
The polling figures beyond the headlines were even worse for Biden.
The same poll said that more than two-thirds of Americans believe that Biden is too old for another term in the White House. Biden is currently 80 years old and if he is reelected, he would be 86 by the end of his second term.
Another 63% of the public believe that Biden does not have the mental acuity for the job. In addition, 62% of Americans stated that they do not believe that the president has the physical strength to stay in the White House.
The same poll found that 54% of the public believes that Trump has the mental sharpness for the job, while 64% believe that Trump has the physical strength to serve.
Furthermore, the same poll showed that Americans rated Biden’s predecessor better in handling the economy. Trump leads Biden by 54-36% on the question of who had a better record on the economy.
Furthermore, Biden’s overall approval rating is down to 36%, down 6% from February. A majority, 56% of Americans disapprove of his tenure in office.
The president’s recent announcement that he is running for reelection in 2024 was met with little fanfare and no visible increase in polling numbers.