The concerns of former President Barack Obama regarding the potential loss of the White House by the Democrats in the upcoming election are being discussed privately. It is said that Obama’s worry about President Joe Biden’s chances of winning the U.S. presidency in 2024 is growing.
The Wall Street Journal has released a report stating that Obama perceives President Donald Trump as an increasing threat to the Biden administration. An insider has revealed that Obama believes Trump poses a significant risk to democracy. The Journal’s report also highlights that Obama is not the only Democrat who is anxious about Biden’s prospects for re-election.
The outlet mentions that President Biden is facing deepening concerns within the Democratic party about his chances of being re-elected. The Journal’s report includes quotes from an anonymous source who claims to be familiar with Obama’s thoughts on the matter.
The Journal reports:
Those with concerns include former President Barack Obama, who “knows this is going to be a close race” and “feels that Democrats very well could lose” the 2024 election, according to a person familiar with his thinking.
Obama worries that “the alternative is pretty dangerous for democracy,” the person said.
The Democrats have been emphasizing that Trump, who is referred to as “the alternative,” poses a significant threat to democracy. Trump himself recently dismissed this claim as the Democrats’ latest attempt to deceive. The Democrats’ media allies have also been promoting this narrative repeatedly.
According to the Journal, it’s not just Obama who is concerned about Biden potentially losing to Trump in 2024; there are even doubters within the West Wing. The Journal further reports that a series of discouraging polls is causing anxiety among Democrats, including those in the West Wing, who are worried that the negative public perception of the president is going unchallenged.
“Those Democrats are growing impatient for a full-fledged campaign to start.”
There seems to be no cause for concern for Biden in the primaries, but the worry arises from the hypothetical 2024 general election polls. These polls indicate that Trump is currently leading Biden in a head-to-head matchup, and more significantly, Trump’s lead seems to be growing. According to Real Clear Politics, Trump is currently ahead of Biden by an average of 3.5 percentage points. However, this is only one aspect of Biden’s problem.
The other issue lies in the polls reflecting his approval rating and stance on various issues, which are not looking favorable for a president seeking reelection. Considering these factors, the Democrats should be concerned. It is surprising to note that the concerns are originating from Obama and the West Wing.