David Axelrod precocious suggested President Joe Biden should see his reelection bid carefully, prompting ire from the president, who reportedly called the strategist a “prick.” | Doug Mills/Pool via AP
Democratic strategist David Axelrod inactive doesn’t deliberation the Biden campy should get excessively comfy astir the president’s reelection prospects.
“I deliberation helium has a 50-50 changeable here, but nary amended than that, possibly a small worse,” Axelrod told New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. “He thinks helium tin cheat quality present and it’s truly risky. They’ve got a existent occupation if they’re counting connected Trump to triumph it for them. I retrieve Hillary doing that, too.”
His unsolicited proposal followed a New York Times/Sienna College poll that showed Biden trailing erstwhile president Donald Trump among voters successful 5 cardinal battleground states.
“I don’t attraction astir them reasoning I’m a prick — that’s fine,” Axelrod told Dowd. “I anticipation they don’t deliberation the polls are incorrect due to the fact that they’re not.”
Despite disappointing canvass results and support ratings, and questions astir the president’s age, Biden and his backers person pushed backmost against calls to halt astatine conscionable 1 word successful the White House and accidental they stay assured successful his quality to triumph reelection.