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President Biden’s future as leader of the Democratic Party is said to be up for debate.
Many Democrats outside the White House are having candid conversations about Biden’s viability as a candidate in the next presidential election, according to a New York Times report.
The newspaper said it polled more than 50 members of the Democratic National Committee about Biden, his performance and his role in 2024. According to the report, Biden’s ability to lead is in question as the party seeks a new strategy.
“The presidency is a monstrously taxing job, and the harsh reality is that the president would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a major problem,” Democratic strategist David Axelrod told the log.
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Inflation and crippling gas prices continue to cast a shadow over the Biden administration.
A new poll released Wednesday showed Americans ranked inflation as the ‘most pressing issue’ facing the country when it comes to gun violence by a 2-to-1 margin. Biden tied his highest approval rating low to date, and Democrats have remained underwater in their support for the midterm elections of registered voters. .
“To say that our country was on the right track would be a glaring departure from reality,” DNC member Steve Simeonidis told the NYT, adding that Biden “should announce his intention not to seek re-election in just 24 after the midterms”.
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“Democrats are like, ‘What’s going on?’ Our country is completely collapsing. And so I think we’re running out of excitement,” said Jasmine Crockett, Democratic candidate for a key seat in Dallas.
The Biden administration has done little to help the president win over the public, as his cabinet has been forced to frequently provide less than optimistic projections for the country.
US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm predicted that “this summer is going to be tough” for drivers due to record gasoline prices, which hit $5 a gallon on Thursday. She had previously laughed at a question about Americans concerned about gas prices.
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“Yeah, this summer is gonna be tough,” Granholm said in an interview with CBS News. “I’ll be honest with you. The Energy Information [Administration], which is the entity that projects the price of gas, the price of oil, said that by the fall it should fall to $4.27 a gallon. And, by the end of this year, early next year, it will be down to 4, maybe less than 4, maybe 3 a gallon.”
Fox News’ Jessica Chasmar and Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report.
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