Democrat strategist David Axelrod who led efforts to get Obama elected suggests ... trends now
The political strategist who propelled Joe Biden into the vice presidency in 2008 has suggested the president should consider exiting the 2024 race after another brutal poll.
'What he needs to decide is whether that is wise; whether it's in HIS best interest or the country's?'
Former Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod (right) introduces then Vice President Biden at an event in 2011. Now, after recent polling shows Biden trailing, Axelrod suggested he drop out of the 2024
The poll of 3,662 registered voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin was conducted between Oct. 22 to Nov. 3. The margin of error for each state is between 4.4 and 4.8 percentage points.
Biden is ahead only in Wisconsin, by 2 percentage points, and falls to Trump in the five other states by margins of four to 10 percentage points among registered voters, according to the poll.
Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania were four of the states the Democrat beat then-president Donald Trump in during their 2020 White House face-off.
Axelrod, who is known for his work on former President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns and served as a senior adviser in his administration said of the data, 'This will send tremors of doubt thru the party--not 'bed-wetting,' but legitimate concern.'
'Yes, there also is risk associated with changing course now, as there is little time left for a primary campaign--and campaigns are how we test candidates.'
'Trump is a dangerous, unhinged demagogue whose brazen disdain for the rules, norms, laws and institutions or democracy should be disqualifying. But the stakes of miscalculation here are too dramatic to ignore,' he said.
In 2019, Axelrod told The New Yorker, 'Joe Biden would be perhaps the strongest candidate, because he would cut into some of those areas of strength of Trump.'
Axelrod is credited for revolutionizing modern day campaigning for his