In a recent post on X (Twitter), the newly announced Democratic Presidential Candidate, Dean Phillips, stated Biden is delusional for thinking he can beat Trump. In his post, he shared a recent article by Politico that highlighted Biden’s poor polling numbers in contrast to the rise of Trump’s. Nonetheless, users emphasized that Phillips’ backing among Democrats is modest, asserting that he is delusional.
Biden Not in a Position to Beat Trump
Dean Phillips recently posted on X, “As a member of House Democratic Leadership, I supported and promoted the Biden agenda. I campaigned for him, voted for him, and respect him. But how can anyone read this and conclude he’s positioned to defeat Donald Trump? It’s delusional.”
Polls Are Getting Worse for Biden
Phillips also included a link to a Politico article titled, “The polls keep getting worse for Biden.” The article referenced a November New York Times/Siena College poll, revealing Trump’s lead in four out of six swing states. It further underscored additional signs of Biden’s electoral vulnerability in the aftermath of the poll.
13 Separate Polls Show Biden’s Worsening Position
The article mentioned a decline in Biden’s performance in “head-to-head matchups with Trump.” It noted that in November, among 13 separate pollsters, Biden’s standing worsened compared to their previous polls in all but two instances.
Trump’s Polling Average Higher Than Past Year
The Politico article also observed that Trump’s share of the vote in the national polling average was higher than it had been in 2023.
Biden’s Approval Rating at All-Time Low
Biden’s approval rating has been gradually decreasing in recent months. Politico said his approval rating fell to 38 percent in early November, marking his lowest approval rating since July 2022, citing a FiveThirtyEight survey. The article also referenced RealClearPolitics’ poll, which indicated an average approval rating of 40 percent for Biden, emphasizing that it was his lowest rating in the survey since August 2022.
Trump’s Numbers Are Rising
At the same time, RealClearPolitics indicated an upward trend in Trump’s numbers. In a head-to-head rematch between Biden and Trump, Trump surpassed 47 percent in early November, which the article highlighted as roughly equivalent to Trump’s vote share in the 2020 election.
Trump Leads in Six Swing States
A Morning Consult and Bloomberg News survey revealed that Trump was ahead of Biden in six out of seven swing states. In addition, according to the New York Times/Siena polls, Trump is leading Biden in the states of Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.
Biden’s Deficit Not Due to Rival Candidates
The Politico article highlighted that Democratic candidates were not contributing to Biden’s unfavorable polling outcomes, a sentiment echoed by online users. In response to Phillips’ post on X, where he labeled Biden as delusional in his pursuit of defeating Trump for the presidency, a user took to the internet to highlight Phillips’ own polling numbers.
Phillips Trails in Democratic Primary
A user posted, “Um… have you seen your polling and headlines??? Trailing by 69 points. Who is the delusional one?”
Phillips Simply Not Electable?
Lucas Middlebrook, an attorney, also took to X to comment on Phillips’ post, “Enough already. You’re simply not electable. There is too much at stake in 2024 for you to be playing presidential candidate. You’ve already gained a small modicum of popularity.”
A Silly Attempt at Notoriety
He concluded his post, “Take that win. Focus on preserving democracy and wrap this silly attempt at notoriety.”
Phillips Has Low Support Among Democrats
According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, Dean Phillips lags behind President Biden and candidate Marianne Williamson in the Democratic presidential primary. In the nationwide poll, Phillips garnered a meager 6 percent support among Democrats, and Williamson received 8 percent. Biden was in the lead by a longshot, securing 77 percent support.
Voters Could Change Their Mind
According to the Quinnipiac University poll, 63 percent of surveyed voters expressed openness to changing their minds based on developments leading up to the primary elections. In contrast, 34 percent indicated a firm commitment to their choice for Presidential nomination.
Phillips’ Presidential Run a Long Shot
Phillips encounters a significant challenge in the Democratic primary, embarking on what could be described as a highly ambitious attempt to challenge Biden.
We Are in Crisis
Dean Phillips posted on X, “I do not seek the presidency in opposition to President Biden. I run because we are in crisis.”
Phillips Alarmed Over Biden’s Polling Figures
In an interview with CBS News, Phillips expressed concern after examining the polls, expressing worry about the possibility of Trump defeating Biden in a head-to-head election.
Democrats Are Facing an Emergency
Phillips told CBS News, “I will not sit still and not be quiet in the face of numbers that are so clearly saying that we’re going to be facing an emergency next November.”
Is It Insurance?
People reacted online to Phillips’ run as a Presidential candidate. One user posted, “I see it more like insurance against something happening to the 80 year old incumbent.”
Step up and Find Viable Candidates
Another said, “The democrats need to start stepping it up and finding viable candidates. It’s what they should’ve been doing the last 4 years. They have squandered everything that is literally being given to them in a bow and it’s pathetic the party that has brought you TMZ level of craziness with MTG, Boebert, and Trump continues to “win”. This should be stealing candy from a baby and we’re still just stumbling along somehow…”