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Biden Falling Farther Behind In All Battleground States: Report

A new survey sponsored by a left-leaning organization has more bad news for President Biden following his horrific debate.

Citing the data, the New York Post noted that former President Donald Trump is now leading Biden in all of the most competitive states, just weeks away from the Democratic nominating convention.

The Post reported: “Biden is behind Trump by roughly 4 percentage points in the six key states: Pennsylvania (43% to 48%), Georgia (42% to 47%), Michigan (44% to 45%), Arizona (42% to 46%), Wisconsin (44% to 47%) and Nevada (41% to 47%), according to the poll by Emerson College and sponsored by Democrats for the Next Generation.”

North Carolina is often mentioned as a battleground state, too, but it was not included in the survey, The Post reported.

According to a Puck News report last week, Biden is losing even more ground to Trump in the battleground states, but also, reliably blue states that have voted Democrat for decades are also in play.

The nonprofit OpenLabs “conducts polling and message-testing for a constellation of Democratic groups, including the 501(c)4 nonprofit associated with Future Forward, the preferred Super PAC for Biden’s reelection campaign,” veteran political journalist and former CNN correspondent Peter Hamby wrote. OpenLabs is a Democrat/left polling firm.

Hamby wrote that the data found that 40 percent of voters who supported Biden in 2020 now think he should leave the race. An OpenLabs poll in May had that number at only 25 percent.

“This is, of course, only a single poll, conducted during the initial aftershocks of the debate. It will take a few weeks to determine if Biden’s slippage in the polls is a trend and not a blip,” he wrote. “But given their reputation inside the party and connections to Future Forward, OpenLabs is a firm that Democratic campaigns take seriously.”

“In the tipping-point state of Pennsylvania, Biden now trails by 7 points, compared to 5 points before the debate,” Hamby wrote. “He has also dropped in Michigan, where he now trails Trump by 7. OpenLabs also found that he is now losing by roughly 10 points in Georgia and Arizona, and by almost 9 points in Nevada.”

As bad as that is for Biden, it gets worse.

“Biden is now only winning by a fraction of a point in Virginia, Maine, Minnesota, and New Mexico — and he’s now only winning Colorado by around 2 points,” Hamby wrote.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has reportedly informed the Biden campaign that the president’s poor debate performance last Thursday may have cost him the electoral votes of her state. She also denied rumors that she was considering running as a replacement on the 2024 Democratic ticket.

A source told Politico that Whitmer called Biden campaign chair Jen O’Malley Dillon on Friday night with an “unambiguous SOS” and said Biden could no longer win her state. She has since publicly denied that report.

“Anyone who claims I would say that we can’t win Michigan is full of s–t. Let’s go,” Whitmer’s campaign account on X snapped back Monday afternoon.

Following his disaster debate with Trump, Democrats have been calling on Biden to drop out of the race, but the president has remained defiant.

“This morning, I sent a letter to my fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill. In it, I shared my thoughts about this moment in our campaign. It’s time to come together, move forward as a unified party, and defeat Donald Trump,” Biden wrote.

Biden wrote in the letter that he “declined” to step aside and argues it is time for the party drama “to end.”

“Now that you have returned from the July 4th recess, I want you to know that despite all the speculation in the press and elsewhere, I am firmly committed to staying in this race, to running this race to the end, and to beating Donald Trump,” Biden wrote. “I have had extensive conversations with the leadership of the party, elected officials, rank and file members, and most importantly, Democratic voters over these past 10 days or so. I have heard the concerns that people have – their good faith fears and worries about what is at stake in this election. I am not blind to them.”

“I can respond to all this by saying clearly and unequivocally: I wouldn’t be running again if I did not absolutely believe I was the best person to beat Donald Trump in 2024. We had a Democratic nomination process and the voters have spoken clearly and decisively,” the letter added.

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