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Biden is left 'seething,' outraged, and cursing when confronted with reality over re-election polls: Report
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Biden is left 'seething,' outraged, and cursing when confronted with reality over re-election polls: Report

President Joe Biden is not happy that his re-election hopes appear slim.

On Sunday, NBC News reported on a January meeting between Biden and his allies in which he was informed that his polling in Michigan and Georgia — two critical battleground states — was dropping over his handling of the war between Israel and Hamas.

Sources who spoke to NBC News said Biden "was seething" during that meeting and even "began to shout and swear."

One of Biden's central problems, from his perspective, is that he feels constrained by his aides.

NBC News reported:

Surrounded by protective aides who want to minimize the chances of a flub, the 81-year-old president has chafed at restraints that he sees as counter to his natural instincts as a retail politician, a third person familiar with internal discussions said.

He has felt cocooned at times and has been eager to get out more, meet voters face-to-face and take the fight directly to Trump, said the third person and a fourth also familiar with the matter who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss campaign strategy and the president’s private views.

Moreover, Biden is questioning in private whether he should trust his aides — who are primarily concerned with politics — or his own instincts, formed through his experience spanning more than a half-century.

"[Biden is] probably a little mad at himself for not being more forceful with the staff," one person told NBC News.

Unbeknownst to Biden, the problem isn't that Americans aren't receiving his campaign message about the direction of America and his argument that his polices are the solution to a better future.

The problem is that Americans don't believe it.

That's why Biden's job approval rating is more than 15 points underwater, in a dangerous territory where one-term presidents reside. A significant majority of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and they not only do not believe Biden that will turn it around, but they believe he is the reason it's headed in the wrong direction in the first place.

Editor’s note: The headline for this article was updated 3/18/24 at 8:44 p.m. ES

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News
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