Biden did his typical old man thing and got angry and agitated when asked a less than favorable question on Tuesday, walking toward a reporter and snapping when asked for his response to a recent poll showing that most Democrats don’t want him to seek re-election in 2024.
The awkward encounter began when the reporter, trying to get his attention, shouted “Mr. President, what’s your message to Democrats who don’t want you to run again?”
That’s not at all an unfair question, particularly given that the poll holds some bad news for Brandon and he should probably have something to say to try and win over the Democrats that don’t want him running again.
But, of course, that would have been too much to expect of Brandon. So instead he walked on over to the reporter and used his favorite line of calling the reporter “Jack”, angrily snapping:
“Read the polls, Jack, you guys are all the same. That poll showed that 92% of Democrats, if I ran, would vote for me.”
But that’s not what the reporter asked. Presumably, most Democrats would vote for Biden over the bad orange man given how hostile they are to the bad orange man and the bad orange things he did while in office. That’s not in doubt.
What’s in doubt is what the reporter actually asked about, which is that the poll showed many Democrats don’t want him to run again, even if they’d vote for him as president if he did.
And so the reporter reiterated his main point, which is that the poll showed about 2/3 of Democrats don’t want him to run again.
Biden, either not grasping the finer point being made or just not wanting to deal with it, responded by reiterating that 92 percent of Democrats would vote for him if he was the nominee, saying “But 92% said if I did [run], they’d vote for me.”
Watch that interaction here:
Highlighting that error was Shelby Talcott, who pointed out that the poll found 92 percent of Dems would vote for Biden only in a head to head matchup against Trump, and that the more alarming (for Biden) result was the one he refused to talk about, which is that about two thirds of Democrats want a different candidate in 2024.
Biden claims the NYT poll found that 92% of Dems would vote for him if he ran.
That 92% number is *specifically* in reference to Democrats being presented with a choice between Trump or Biden. The poll found that 64% of Dem voters want another 2024 candidate ⬇️ https://t.co/RgJLR24MxK pic.twitter.com/KkfU8s93YD
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) July 12, 2022
And that wasn’t the end of the worrisome news, as Fox News reported, saying:
The polling shows particular frustration among younger voters, showing 94% of Democrats under the age of 30 would prefer a different nominee. The poll also found that just 13% of Americans believe the country is on the right track.
Biden needs to have a response to that if he plans on winning again, particularly in what’s sure to be a contentious primary season thanks to the state of the country under his “leadership”. The fact that he doesn’t is bad news for him and good news for his enemies, particularly the ones sharpening the knives within the Democratic Party.