I always caution people not to pay attention to polls taken a year before an election, but a new New York Times/Sienna College poll is giving the vapors to Democrats. The results are absolutely devastating for President Biden.
The poll shows Trump with solid leads in five of six swing states, with Biden ahead only in Wisconsin by 2 points (I assume that’s due to the Cheesehead vote.) It also found that two-thirds of Americans think the country is moving in the wrong direction (one-third think this is the RIGHT direction?!), and a majority say Biden’s policies have personally hurt them.
Most terrifying for Democrats, the poll shows that Biden’s jaw-dropping incompetence is causing their coalition of interest groups to fray. Biden’s lead among Hispanics is down to single digits, he leads among voters under 30 by only one point, and his lead in urban areas is half that of Trump’s lead in rural areas. This terrifies Democrats because their route to winning is to separate Americans into warring identity groups, then cobble together enough of them to add up to over 50% of the vote.
This poll is just the latest reason why people like Democrat strategist David Axelrod are urging Biden not to run for reelection, but to retire, go home and try to figure out how many grandchildren he has.