Activists linked to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) are attempting to push out President Joe Biden from the 2024 race. The effort comes as Biden lags behind former President Donald Trump in a significant number of national polls, as well as a majority of crucial swing-state surveys.
No Excuses PAC seeks to have Biden leave the 2024 presidential race. The political action committee (PAC) is led by the former communications director for Ocasio-Cortez, Corbin Trent.
Among the reasons given for Biden to leave the race was his age. The group’s sie does say that Biden has “accomplished more in three years than most two term presidents,” and ultimately should Biden drop out, he would “be remembered as one of the greatest presidents in history.”
The group aims to release a commercial nationwide criticizing the president.
Help us put this ad on TV and radio in Washington, D.C. to grab media attention and start a serious conversation among Democratic leaders in 2024.
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— No Excuses PAC (@NoExcuses_Pac) November 8, 2023
“The reality is that if you attempt to cling to power, your legacy will be Donald Trump’s final destruction of our democracy,” the website reads. The group cited polls showing Biden behind Trump.
The president has received significant bad polling news over the last several months. His approval rating is at or near the bottom of a first-term president ending his third year in office, while Trump’s perceived image has improved with much of the American public.
According to the RealClearPolitics polling average, the former president now leads Biden by more than 2% nationwide.
This includes multiple polls showing a larger lead for Trump, including one from Rasmussen Reports in December indicating a 10% lead for the Republican. Fox News and CNBC polls from last month show a 4% and 6% lead for Trump over Biden, respectively.
The former president has also established a significant lead over states that have swung back and forth between the parties in recent elections. Trump leads in states that he won in 2020, including Ohio and Iowa.
Furthermore, the former president also leads in a number of recent polls from states Biden won last election, including Georgia, Michigan and Arizona. Biden carried each state narrowly four years ago and has very little room to lose voter support.