Axelrod hints that Biden should step aside in 2024

By Jen Krausz on
 November 7, 2023

Responding to a new Siena College poll that showed President Joe Biden losing to Former President Donald Trump in five out of six essential battleground states, former Obama advisor David Axelrod said Biden should consider stepping aside and letting another candidate run in 2024.

"Only @JoeBiden can make this decision," Axelrod wrote on X, formerly Twitter. "If he continues to run, he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. What he needs to decide is whether that is wise; whether it's in HIS best interest or the country's?"

Biden has lost support among young people and minorities as his policies have hurt their lives. Lower and middle class people have been hit with higher prices on everything from groceries and household items to travel and housing, and salaries are not keeping up.

Despite Trump facing 91 separate charges under four separate indictments, he has only gained ground among Republicans over the last few months.

Complicating the 2024 race is Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has entered it as an independent and is polling at 13%.

Kennedy's candidacy has thrown a monkey wrench into the process and could end up being a spoiler for either candidate depending on how things go.