Off last weeks polling showing Joe Biden and Donald Trump about tied?
The polls that keep showing 60%+ of Democrats wanting a younger Democratic 2024 nominee candidate?
Dean Phillips jumped in against Biden…
He joins other no-name people who ARE actually running….
THAT has generated a blowback AGAINST ANYONE SERIOUSLY running against the sitting Democratic President….
NY Magazine is out with a piece that points to the person that would be the stand-in if Biden could NOT actually finish his term…
That would be the United States Vice President Kamala Harris.….
Who polled pretty well in the NYTimes/Siena Poll….
The piece argues that at the very least?
Biden & Co should be putting Harris out in front of the media more….
Despite Democrats’ big wins in Tuesday’s elections, Joe Biden’s recent drop in popularity remains a big concern for everyone who fears a second Donald Trump administration. But there is a silver lining for Democrats in recent polling. Biden’s much-maligned and even more ignored vice-president, Kamala Harris, is looking better, not just by comparison to the president generally (though their overall job-approval numbers are very similar), but by comparison to Biden in his key areas of weakness. According to the Los Angeles Times, Harris enjoys a 56 percent approval to 37 percent disapproval ratio among under-30 voters. She also has quite positive approval ratios among Black voters (66 percent approval to 26 percent disapproval) and Hispanic voters (52 percent approval to 42 percent disapproval).
Most intriguingly, as the recent New York Times–Siena College survey found, Harris has supporters Biden really needs:
While Mr. Biden doesn’t fare all that much worse than his running mate, the top-line similarity obscures major differences in their support: A full 11 percent of Ms. Harris’s would-be supporters do not back Mr. Biden, and two-thirds of them are either nonwhite or younger than 30.
As a result, Mr. Biden would lead by three points among registered voters and two points among likely voters across the battlegrounds, including leads in five of the six states, if he could regain the nonwhite and young voters who would be willing to vote for his own not-especially-popular vice president. His lead among Black, Hispanic and young voters would return to 2020 levels as well, at least among likely voters.
This sort of finding suggests that the Biden-Harris reelection campaign should deploy Harris more often and more visibly as it tries to shake perceptions that the administration is old and tired…..