The West Virginia Democratic Senator has been able to vote Democratic over 80% of the time….
But manages to get his state things from the government and dance with the Republicans enough for his states Republican voters….
But it’s Trump and DeSantis time….
Manchin is currently polling BEHIND both GOPer’s that are getting ready to run against him….
Hence the even fantasy Presidential ‘Third Party’ stuff…..
Former Obama White House senior political adviser David Axelrod says Sen. Joe Manchin(D-W.Va.) is “dead man walking” in West Virginia, where the senior senator finds himself far behind in the polls ahead of the 2024 election.
Axelrod on Monday said the dim outlook of Manchin’s reelection bid may lead him to instead run for president as a third-party candidate, which the senior Democratic strategist called “a graceful exit for him.”
“I don’t want to be unkind to Sen. Manchin, but he’s kind of dead man walking in West Virginia. There’s nowhere for him to go,” Axelrod said on CNN, referring to a new poll showing the three-term senator trailing West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) by 22 points.
“There’s nowhere for him to go. He’s got a popular Republican governor in the state that Donald Trump carried by almost 40 points. He didn’t win by very much last time. So he knows that he can’t win reelection in that state,” he said.
An East Carolina University poll of 957 registered West Virginia voters conducted May 22 and May 23 found Justice leading Manchin 54 percent to 32 percent in a hypothetical matchup, with 13 percent of voters undecided.
The poll, however, showed Manchin trailing Rep. Alex Mooney (W.Va.), another Republican candidate in the Senate race, by only 1 point — 41 percent to 40 percent, with 18 percent undecided….