US President Joe Biden reportedly called former Barak Obama’s adviser David Axelrod ‘a p****k’ in private, Politico columnist Jonathan Martin said in an article on Monday. Axelrod has repeatedly warned that President Biden’s “age issue” was consistent in opinion polls ahead of US presidential election 2024. He even suggested the president should consider whether it would be “wise” for him to drop out of the race.
When asked polling that showed him trailing Donald Trump in battleground states, Biden said, “Because you don’t read the polls — there are 10 polls — eight of them I’m beating him in. You guys only do two. CNN, New York Times, check it out. We’ll get you a copy.”
In August, a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research showed that fully 77 per cent said Biden is too old to be effective for four more years. Not only do 89 per cent of Republicans say that, so do 69 per cent of Democrats, the report had said. That view is held across age groups, not just by young people, though older Democrats specifically are more supportive of his 2024 bid.
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