Skip to content

Would replacing Biden on the ticket actually help Democrats keep the White House?

Would replacing Biden on the ticket actually help Democrats keep the White House?
Forty-five percent of Democrats in the CBS poll said Biden should step aside, a 10% decline from a February poll.

Table of Contents

The National Desk: Calls for Biden to step down after shaky debate performance

Following President Joe Biden's uneven performance in the first debate against Donald Trump, calls for him to step down and allow someone else to lead the Democratic ticket in November have been growing. Concerns about Biden's age and mental fitness have been raised, with limited polling showing mixed results for the president's candidacy. Despite this, Biden's campaign has rejected the calls for him to step down, and party leaders have publicly rallied around him. Historian Allan Lichtman has also disputed claims that the debate performance spells doom for Biden's campaign, stating that debate results have not been indicative of election results in the past. Even in the unlikely scenario that Biden would agree to step aside, swapping in a big-name Democrat isn't a smooth transition logistically and is an unknown electorally. Lichtman's 13 keys of winning an election also suggest that the incumbent party would need to lose six of them to lose the White House, and performances in debates are not among the factors used in Lichtman's projections.

Source

Latest