President Joe Biden made a brief journey of less than two miles from the White House to The Showroom in Washington, D.C., where he observed demonstrations showcasing advancements in science and technology.
During his visit, the president explored various displays in the event area, encompassing a range of innovations such as heat pumps and prosthetic arms. The prosthetic arm’s technology, as highlighted by the White House, originated at DARPA, a Pentagon organization dedicated to fostering innovation in cutting-edge technologies with military applications for the nation’s security.
Biden engaged in a conversation with a representative from Nautilus Live, a business established in 2008 by Dr. Robert Ballard, a marine geologist and oceanographer renowned for discovering the Titanic wreck nearly forty years ago. Operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust, a non-profit organization, Nautilus Live focuses on innovative approaches to ocean exploration.
Despite the technological advancements showcased, one notable moment from the event was when President Biden briefly wandered off stage, resulting in a temporary interruption of the camera feed.
Biden wanders away and the feed is promptly cut.
It’s elder abuse at this point.pic.twitter.com/z7o5dfiit7
— Martin Walsh (@MWalshUS) November 9, 2023
This development coincides with a recent survey indicating that former President Donald Trump has surged ahead of Biden in five out of six crucial battleground states.
The poll also highlighted concerns among voters regarding Biden’s age.
“Trump leads Biden by a whopping 10 points in Nevada, six points in Georgia, five points in both Arizona and Michigan, and four points in Pennsylvania. Biden’s sole lead is in Wisconsin, where he beats Trump by two points,” Fox News reported, citing a New York Times-Siena College poll released Sunday.
Biden beat Trump in each of those states in 2020. But now, combined, Trump leads Biden 48–44 percent in those states.
Fox News adds:
The polling attributes Biden’s poor showing to a devastating lack of confidence due to his age. Voters said they trusted Trump to better handle the economy, foreign policy, and immigration. Trump’s performance also came thanks to unprecedented levels of support from black voters, with a record 22% of the demographic siding with him over Biden across the six states, according to NYT. Trump currently holds a commanding lead in the 2024 Republican Presidential primary, with his closest competitors dozens of points below him.
“The Outlaws” podcast co-host Darvio Morrow took to the X platform to note that, according to the polling data, Trump got 22 percent of the black vote in the poll.
“Black voters — long a bulwark for Democrats and for Mr. Biden — are now registering 22 percent support in these states for Mr. Trump, a level unseen in presidential politics for a Republican in modern times,” he quoted the Times as saying.
“In a remarkable sign of a gradual racial realignment between the two parties, the more diverse the swing state, the farther Mr. Biden was behind, and he led only in the whitest of the six,” the Times added.
“A BRUTAL poll for Biden,” Morrow wrote in the post. “You’d have to go back to Richard Nixon in 1960 to see the last time a National Republican got anywhere close to those numbers with Black voters. Brutal, brutal poll. And if Team Trump are serious about locking these numbers in and making them stick, put policy on the table for Black voters and make sure you go out and campaign for every single Black vote.”
A BRUTAL poll for Biden. “Black voters — long a bulwark for Democrats and for Mr. Biden — are now registering 22 percent support in these states for Mr. Trump, a level unseen in presidential politics for a Republican in modern times.”
“In a remarkable sign of a gradual racial… pic.twitter.com/BYaJvfR5Ir
— Darvio Morrow (@DTheKingpin) November 5, 2023
“The world is falling apart under Biden,” Spencer Weiss, a 53-year-old electrical substation specialist in Pennsylvania, told The NY Times. He then added that he was flipping his 2020 vote away from Biden.
“I would much rather see somebody that I feel can be a positive role model leader for the country. But at least I think Trump has his wits about him,” Weiss added.
The survey revealed that 71 percent of participants feel that Biden, currently 80 and approaching 81, is deemed too old to be effective.
In a separate poll released in the previous month, Trump also received positive results. According to a recent PRRI Research/Ipsos survey, Trump is surpassing President Joe Biden in key swing states approximately one year before the 2024 election. The national two-person race showed Biden leading Trump by a slim margin, 48–46 percent, while 6 percent expressed no preference for either candidate, as reported by Breitbart News.
“However, Trump has a clear advantage over Biden in key swing states such as Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, leading Biden by a difference of six points—49 percent to the 80-year-old’s 43 percent,” the outlet added, citing the survey’s results.
Earlier surveys have consistently indicated Trump leading Biden in pivotal swing states.
In a recent poll conducted by Bloomberg/Morning Consult among voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, results demonstrated a 4-percentage-point lead for Trump over Biden. The primary factor contributing to this lead was widespread disapproval of the vice president’s economic management.