Report: Biden In Denial Over Polling Numbers

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The polling for Joe Biden is not looking good.

His approval is low and he is polling far worse than he was at this same time in 2020.

On May 14th, 2020 Joe Biden had a 4.5 polling lead over Donald Trump according to the Real Clear Politics average.

That same average, on May 14th, 2024 has Trump leading Biden by 1.2.

The news doesn’t get any better when looking at key states.

Polling from New York Times/Siena College/Philadelphia Inquirer found Trump leading in five of the six battleground states.

The Hill reported:

Former President Trump leads President Biden in hypothetical head-to-head general election matchups in five of six key battleground states, new polling shows.

The New York Times/Siena College/Philadelphia Inquirer polling, conducted from April 28 to May 9, shows Trump leading Biden among registered voters in Pennsylvania (47 to 44 percent), Arizona (49 to 42 percent), Michigan (49 to 42 percent), Georgia (49 to 39 percent) and Nevada (50 to 38 percent).

The polling shows Biden leading in one state, Wisconsin (47 to 45 percent), among registered voters in the same hypothetical head-to-head between the two major parties’ presumptive nominees.

The results are similar among likely voters, with the difference between the two candidates moving only 1 or 2 percentage points in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Biden’s performance in Michigan, however, improves by 5 points among likely voters and he leads Trump in the state (47 to 46 percent). In Wisconsin, Biden loses his edge over Trump, who leads Biden among likely voters (47 to 46 percent).

Joe Biden doesn’t believe the polling.

According to Axios, Biden and some of his closest advisors say that the polling does not reflect his support.

Axios reported:

President Biden doesn’t believe his bad poll numbers, and neither do many of his closest advisers, according to people familiar with the matter.

Why it matters: The dismissiveness of the poor polling is sincere, not public spin, according to Democrats who have spoken privately with the president and his team.

That bedrock belief has informed Biden’s largely steady-as-she-goes campaign — even as many Democrats outside the White House are agitating for the campaign to change direction, given that Biden is polling well behind where he was four years ago.

The public polling simply doesn’t reflect the president’s support, they say.

Even Democrats have admitted Biden’s polling is a disaster – Biden still won’t believe it.