Is Biden Even Electable?


“The irony of all this ceaseless chatter about Trump’s electability is this: 80 percent of adult Americans would prefer that President Biden not seek re-election. Eighty percent. That is a staggering statistic. And there’s more: Roughly 60% of Democrats would prefer the party nominate someone other than Biden next year. … If 80% of the nation and 60% of Democrats prefer that Biden not seek re-election, a case could be made that Biden is unelectable.”

John Ellis

The Always Trumpers Abide


Politico: “Despite his difficulties since he left office, about a third of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters still consider themselves supporters more of Trump than the Republican Party, according to a recent NBC News poll. Many of them aren’t going anywhere. … Fully 28 percent of Republican primary voters are so devoted to the former president that they said they’d support him even if he ran as an independent…. Indeed, the ‘Always Trump’ component of the party is so pronounced that it’s affecting how Trump’s opponents operate around him.”

Poll: Trump Leads DeSantis Nationally

According to Political Wire, a Quinnipiac poll finds that when GOP voters are given a list of 14 names of Republicans who either have said they are running for president in 2024 or are seen as potential candidates in a Republican primary, Donald Trump receives 42% of the vote followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who receives 36%.

Nikki Haley receives 5%, Mike Pence receives 4% and Mike Pompeo receives 4%. No other candidate garners more than 2% of the vote.

When the potential field is narrowed to only four candidates, however, voters are split between Trump at 43% and DeSantis at 41% — a virtual dead heat. Haley receives 6% and Pence receives 4% in this hypothetical 4-way Republican primary.

More Republicans Prefer DeSantis Over Trump

42% to 35%

A new YouGov poll conducted after the midterm elections finds more Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents now say they’d prefer Ron DeSantis as their 2024 presidential nominee over Donald Trump, 42% to 35%. That’s a reversal from nearly a month ago, when a Yahoo News/YouGov poll found just 35% preferred DeSantis and 45% said they preferred Trump.

Trump Was Going to Announce Prez Run Before Midterms

“Donald Trump was seriously considering announcing a week from today before the election because he thought Republicans are gonna win the House, gonna win the Senate, and he wanted to take credit for it. … He’s now backed away from it. He may deny it, but he told people who raise money for him, he told political people that this is what he was going to do.”

— Republican pollster Frank Luntz told Fox News that Donald Trump “was seriously considering” announcing a presidential bid before the midterms.

Hillary Clinton Warns About 2024 Election

“I know we’re all focused on the 2022 midterm elections, and they are incredibly important, but we also have to look ahead because, you know what, our opponents certainly are. Right-wing extremists already have a plan to literally steal the next presidential election, and they’re not making a secret of it.”

— Hillary Clinton, in a speech to Democratic activists.