Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA.) warned on Sunday that President Joe Biden’s re-election is in “great trouble” after a New York Times/Sienna College poll shows him trailing Donald Trump in several swing states.
The poll showed Trump leading Biden in five out of six battleground states including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Biden is only ahead of Trump in Wisconsin.
Biden won all six battleground states in the 2020 presidential election.
During an interview on MSNBC with host Jen Psaki on Sunday Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, warned that the 2024 election is in “great trouble” for Biden and Democratic control of Congress which she argues is essential amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
“You have said that polls really don’t reflect where people are. I agree with you. But I will tell you, this is the first time, Jen, that I have felt like the 2024 election is in great trouble for the president and for our democratic control, which is essential to moving forward because these young people, Muslim Americans, Arab Americans, but also young people see this conflict as a moral conflict and a moral crisis,” Jayapal said. “And they are not going to be brought back to the table easily with, you know, if we do not address this.”
Biden’s support among Arab-Americans have plummeted amid the Israel-Hamas war, according to a recent Arab American Institute poll.
Jayapal was not the only Democrat to express concerns about the 2024 election on Sunday after the new poll.
Former President Barack Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, took it a step further and suggested that Biden should drop out of the race.