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Democrats on Wednesday were chortling over their state legislative victories in Virginia, a governor's race win, and the success of a pro-abortion ballot issue that promotes the destruction of the unborn in Ohio.
Joe Biden was taking a victory lap, and commentators were speculating about how the leftists and radicals in the party that now mostly aligned with the Communist Party of America ideals would be fully in control during the 2024 presidential election.
But wait, warns one longtime, and expert, commentator.
It is Andrew Neil, who has held senior posts with the Economist, the Spectator, the Sunday Times and now provides opinion pieces for the Daily Mail, who said the details should alarm the White House.
Recent polling shows President Donald Trump comfortably beating Biden in five of the six swing states that Biden won and gave him the White House during 2020.
Those, Neil said, can change.
But the "details" are "dire" for him.
"Among voters under 30, for example, Biden has the merest one-percentage-point lead over Trump, which is statistically even-stevens and quite remarkable given how the young are meant to skew overwhelmingly Democrat," he said. "Among black voters, Biden still leads easily, as is to be expected. But Trump has 22 percent support, which even the New York Times points out is a 'level unseen in presidential politics for a Republican in modern times.' That black support will matter in the swing states, where every vote counts," he explained.
"Age, it turns out, is undermining Biden in more ways than one: 71 percent of all voters now believe he's too old to run, while 62 percent fear he's no longer sharp enough. A September poll found only a third think he'd survive a full second term ('he'd need a walker to make it across the White House lawn to Marine One,' one Democratic pundit quips to me).
"Just as important is the fact that bar abortion, voters are out of sorts with Biden on ALL the issues that matter: the economy, inflation, immigration, crime. They think he's weak on foreign policy and underperforming on the domestic front," he wrote.
He even suggested that the move among Democrats to dump Biden likely will now grow.
"It's two months since I wrote here about the burgeoning 'Dump Biden' movement inside the Democrats. Since then it has grown in momentum and, even if Tuesday's results produce some temporary respite, I expect that momentum to continue into 2024," he said.
He noted, "45% of voters think they would be better off financially with Trump; only 18% feel the same about Biden."
Because all of the Biden team's boasts have not been changing poll numbers, "The president has blamed the media for not getting this positive message across, which is a bizarre take given American journalism, print, broadcast and online, is dominated by Democrats with laptops linked to the country's newsrooms," he said.
"It is a sign of how removed the Biden White House is from popular sentiment that it doesn't realize that when voters talk of the economy they don't mean unemployment or growth. They mean the cost of living. They see that the huge price rises of recent years are now baked into the cost of the essentials they have to buy. Yes, inflation has come down but prices are still higher than ever – and still rising, albeit more slowly."
He said," The 'Dump Biden' bandwagon might be slowed by this week's election results. But it won't be derailed. It will regain momentum with every Biden gaffe and stumble to come. Meanwhile, Trump is more of a shoo-in than ever for the Republican nomination," he said.
In a second slap at Democrats' glee, the Washington Examiner pointed out that of the 10 "most vulnerable" U.S. Senate seats in the 2024 election, seven are held by Democrats, including several who "remain unpopular in their deep-red states that voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020."
Those include the indicted Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., who denied criminal charges he conspired to act as a foreign agent on behalf of the Egyptian government, and other "expected targets," Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., Jon Tester, D-Mt., and Sherrod Brown, D-OH.