Democratic strategist David Axelrod still doesn’t think the Biden camp should feel too comfortable about the president’s reelection prospects.
“I think he has a 50-50 shot here, but no better than that, maybe a little worse,” Axelrod told New York Times writer Maureen Dowd. It’s a big gamble that he thinks he can pull off against nature. If they think Trump can win the election for them, they have a serious problem on their hands. Even Hillary Clinton did that, as I recall.
Recently, Axelrod advised President Joe Biden to give serious thought to whether or not to run for reelection, drawing the ire of Biden, who reportedly branded Axelrod a “prick.”
A New York Times/Siena College poll found that former Vice President Joe Biden was faring worse than Trump with voters in five crucial swing states, prompting his unsolicited advise.
Axelrod said to Dowd, “I don’t care if they think I’m a prick; that’s fine.” The polls are accurate, therefore I’m crossing my fingers that they don’t discount them.
Biden and his supporters say they are still confident in the president’s ability to win reelection despite recent low poll numbers, shaky approval ratings, and concerns about his advanced age.