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Joe Biden has Democratic donors in 'freakout' mode over consistently bad polls


Joe Biden has Democratic donors in “freakout” mode over his re-election prospects because of consistently concerning polls, an insider has claimed.

The Biden campaign has been warned support among pivotal communities, including Black and Hispanic voters as well as 18-25 voters, has taken a hit in recent years.

The situation has grown so dire that a leading Democratic donors’ adviser has allegedly circulated a tally of at least two dozen reasons why the incumbent president is in trouble.

Among the leading entries in the list are Mr Biden’s age, the unpopularity of Vice President Kamala Harris and widespread frustration over his migration policy.

The adviser said: “Donors ask me on an hourly basis about what I think,” arguing that the tally makes it “so much easier to show them, so while they read I can pour a drink.”

One Democratic operative claimed the President’s allies have been putting on a brave face because “you don’t want to be that guy who is on the record saying, ‘We’re doomed,’ or, ‘The campaign’s bad,’ or, ‘Biden’s making mistakes.”

Instead, they said Biden aides and backers are having a private “freakout” over his consistently bad performance in the polls.

The operative told Politico: “This isn’t, ‘Oh my God, Mitt Romney might become president.’ It’s ‘Oh my God, the democracy might end.’”

A set of Times/Siena polls released earlier this month showed likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leading Biden in five key states.

Another Bloomberg poll last week showed Mr Trump had extended his lead on his successor by four points across seven swing states.

Last month, the Trump campaign outperformed the president’s as it raised more money than Mr Biden for the first time since the 2024 presidential race began.

The US President still has more cash in hand but his predecessor beat him in the money game by an estimated £19 million ($25 million) in April.

Some of Mr Biden’s supporters, however, have maintained his chances are still good and have pointed to some positive surveys showing him in the lead.

They also argued Mr Trump’s ongoing legal issues are likely to affect his ability to actively campaign and lack of staff and advertising is also expected to cause him some issues.

A spokesperson for the Biden campaign said: “The work we do every day on the ground and on the airwaves in our battleground states — to talk about how President Biden is fighting for the middle class against the corporate greed that’s keeping prices high and highlight Donald Trump’s anti-American campaign for revenge and retribution and abortion bans — is the work that will again secure us the White House.”

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