Joe Biden’s cratering popularity reached a shocking new low on Monday as the liberal New York TimesHe received only 33 percent of the vote. Sixty-four percent of Democrats support a new candidate. Yet, ABC’s morning and evening shows have so far ignored the latest bad news. CBS and NBC barely noticed the “dismal,” “precarious” position that the President is in.
CBS allowed 23 seconds on Tuesday’sCBS This Morning.NBC was able to manage two minutes 18 seconds each on Tuesday and Monday nights. This is what it looks like Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie warned Democrats: “The President’s poll numbers really dismal.” Reporter Kristen Welker explained the bad news:
This is alarming news for Democrats. This polling is brand new. The New York TimesThe Siena college found that 64 percent of Democratic voters favor a different candidate in 2024.
Welker attempted to provide good news for Democrats. She noted, “They also point to this other figure. The fact that President Biden beats former President Trump in a hypothetical match-up by three points.”
On Monday’s NBC Nightly News, Kelly O’Donnell told viewers that Biden’s “political standing appears precarious.” O’Donnell echoed Welker and added a hopeful spin for liberals: “That new polling does offer a positive sign for the White House, showing president Biden a few points ahead of Donald Trump when voters are asked about a potential re-match in 2024.”
Even though CBS MorningsOnly 23 seconds were spent on the negative news. Christina Ruffini, reporter, also discussed the possible match-up between Trump and Biden.
Now, as the President heads abroad, there’s a new New York Times and Siena College poll that shows that nearly two thirds of Democratic Party voters surveyed think the party should nominate another candidate in 2024. This includes 94% of those under 30, But, it did reveal that Donald Trump was defeated by Mr. Biden in the hypothetical matchup.. But it’s clear Democratic voters are looking for new leadership.
Last fall, I explained in a NewsBusters study that the networks covered Trump’s low polls almost twice as much as the cratering Biden. Now that the current President’s numbers are sinking yet again — he’s in the 30s in seven of the last ten Real Clear Politics polls — expect more journalistic sputtering on how to spin this bad news.
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NBC Nightly News
7:10 pm ET
KELLY O’DONNELL: The president hailed the new law as progress as his political standing appears precarious. According to a new survey by the New York Times, 64 percent of Democratic voters would choose a different leader for the 2024 elections. Most cited was Mr. Biden’s age. After the election, he would be 82.
WOMAN: The office needs more young people. It’s the most important thing.
MAN: It should be made available to everyone, yes. Your position is pretty high.
O’DONNELL: However the Vice President said Sunday they expect to be in the race.
KAMALA Harris: He is running and I am going to be there if he wins.
O’DONNELL: One clear warning, only 13 percent of Americans said they think the country is on the right track.
SECOND WOMAN: I feel like we’re taking so many steps back right now.
O’DONNELL: That new polling does offer a positive sign for the White House, showing president Biden a few points ahead of Donald Trump when voters are asked about a potential re-match in 2024. Lester?
CHRISTINA RUFFINI: Now, as the President heads abroad, there’s a new New York Times and Siena College poll that shows that nearly two thirds of Democratic Party voters surveyed think the party should nominate another candidate in 2024. This includes 94% of those under 30, In a hypothetical matchup, however, it was clear that Donald Trump beat Mr. Biden in the poll. But it’s clear Democratic voters are looking for new leadership.
7:11 AM ET
SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: A separate story in Washington. Politics is always present, but it’s still looming.
KRISTEN WELKER – These are alarming numbers for Democrats. New polling by The New York Times/Siena College shows that 64 percent of Democratic voters would prefer to vote for a different candidate in 2024. Age is perhaps the greatest concern for Democrats. Biden, at 79 years old is older than Ronald Reagan in his second term. This is a difficult problem, according to White House officials. This is a problem that we can’t solve. However, they also point out two other important things. The first is to look at historical records. Similar poll results were seen in 1992 for former president Bill Clinton. [SIC]He was elected again.
GUTHRIE: Where Democrats wanted a different candidate.
WELKER These people also point out this second figure. In a hypothetical matchup, President Biden defeated former President Trump by three points. According to new research, nearly 50% of Republican primary voters prefer an alternative candidate than Trump.
HODA KOTB : This match-up also features an elderly couple. They’re both going to be in their late 70s, 80s.
WELKER – There you go. A large number of people want to see new things.