Biden Hits ‘All-Time-Low’

Joe Biden

( – As his reelection hopes continue to take a dive, Pollster Nate Silver warned that Joe Biden’s approval ratings are so low that he might need to reconsider seeking re-election in November.

“Biden just hit a new all-time low in approval (37.4%),” the data analyst and founder of FiveThirtyEight wrote on X, referencing his organization’s latest average of the president’s job approval numbers.

“Dropping out would be a big risk,” Silver argued. “But there’s some threshold below which continuing to run is a bigger risk. “Are we there yet? I don’t know. But it’s more than fair to ask.”

Silver has long been concerned with the 81-year-old incumbent’s ability to beat former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election.

Moreover, the pollster caused a stir in February when he argued that Democrats might be better equipped to take on the 77-year-old former president. Last month, he suggested Biden should consider stepping aside.

“What’s clearer [in my opinion] is that Democrats would have been better served if Biden had decided a year ago not to seek a second term, which would have allowed them to have some semblance of a primary process and give voters a say among the many popular Democrats across the country,” he said.

Silver also noted that Biden is in “MUCH worse shape” in terms of polling than he was heading into Election Day in 2020, when he held leads in the swing states of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

In turn, the data analyst suggested Biden’s age may be to blame for his lackluster support, calling it an “extremely understandable concern” for voters.

“Biden’s age is something voters are overwhelmingly consistent about mentioning in polls,” he said. “The concern has persisted through various phases of media vibes.”

Silver also noted that, in his estimation, Trump should also consider dropping out.

“Biden would lose by 7 points,” the pollster said of a scenario in which the presumptive Republican nominee is not the party’s candidate for president.

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