Joe Biden finally came out this week against the violent unrest sweeping American cities like Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to Fox News — a move that marked a reversal for the Democratic presidential hopeful, who had long been silent on the matter.
It remains to be seen, however, whether his condemnation came too late in the eyes of voters.
Fox News reported that a pollster who spoke with Fox & Friends Weekend said Biden’s campaign may have “misjudged” the situation and its importance “to the American people.”
“I think it’s important that we take note of this shift on the violence, because it’s really really important to the American people, and I think that his campaign might have misjudged how important it was to the American people and what it meant,” Lee Carter, president of Malansky & Partners, said Sunday, according to Fox.
Biden’s latest blunder
Biden’s lead in the polls has been falling fast over the last several weeks — and it’s not hard to see why.
According to Carter, Biden apparently didn’t think Americans were worried about the violence hitting their neighborhood streets; he had yet to condemn it until more than 90 days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Now, the former vice president is panicking and trying to establish a position on the issue, which Lee said is now an “absolutely essential” part of this election season, Fox reported.
“He has to address the concern of the American people, which is absolutely about individual personal safety,” the pollster told Fox.
The common denominator
Biden also has a lot to make up for in the eyes of voters, particularly those who are disappointed in their local Democrat leadership. After all, George Floyd died under the knee of a police officer in a city that has been run by Democrats.
Jacob Blake was shot in a city run by Democrats.
Portland, a city that is literally on fire every night, is run by Democrats.
The common denominator in all of this violence and unrest is Democrats. For Biden, it remains to be seen whether changing his tune two months before Election Day will be enough to overcome his clear party disadvantage.