Joe Biden is polling horribly right now, as everyone is well aware, including former president Barack Obama.
Reports are now surfacing that behind closed doors, Obama is extremely worried that Biden could lose this election and turn the White House back over to Donald Trump.
Several battleground state polls have come out over the last week or so, and they are all showing awful news for Joe Biden. The latest Bloomberg/Morning Consult poll has Trump beating Biden by anywhere from two points to nine points in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
The most recent individual taken was the HarrisX/Harris poll, which shows Trump ahead of Biden by eight points. In a recent Fox News poll, Trump was ahead by four points, and the latest Ipsos/Reuters poll had Trump ahead by five points.
Last week, Democrats broke the glass to have a joint Obama-Biden event to try to help Joe, as well as Obama making some appearances on his own. After Obama popped up, reports started to surface that Obama himself was very worried that Joe could lose this election.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Obama “feels that Democrats very well could lose” big in 2024, giving Republicans complete control of the government. And Obama is not alone on that, as former Obama David Axelrod has been very vocal that Biden’s chances of winning dwindle with every passing day.
This race will be tight, but it could be an electoral landslide if current battleground polling holds true. Trump is set to win the election but lose the popular vote again, which would again lead to attacks against the Electoral College.
The more significant concern to me is the down-ballot elections because Republicans need to take back Congress for a Republican to have success in the White House, and that very much remains up in the air right now.
Remember, though, all these numbers go out the window if Donald Trump is convicted of a felony, as his polling numbers get cut in half. As I have stated before, the unfortunate aspect of that for Republican voters is that the case against Trump that would result in a felony conviction will not wrap up until after the primary election is over.
I would say that voters on both sides should not get too comfortable because we still have 11 months until the general election, and there is still enough time before primary voting starts that we could see a lot of movement in the GOP primary race.