Biden’s Endorsement Actually Hurts Candidates
(RepublicanReport.org) – On Wednesday, November 9, President Joe Biden was seemingly in a celebratory mood as he addressed journalists at the White House in the wake of the midterm elections. He highlighted the fact there had been no “red wave” and spoke about the “support” from voters that this result showed. However, polling data suggests the Democratic Party’s electoral successes had little to do with Biden.
The previous day, Rasmussen Reports released the results of a study about endorsements, specifically those of Biden and his predecessors. According to the results, only 28% said the president’s endorsement would make them more likely to vote for that person. To his detriment, 46% of voters said Biden’s support for a candidate would make them less likely to pick the candidate. He didn’t fare much better with Independents.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) November 11, 2022
Things were somewhat better for former President Barack Obama; 38% of likely voters would view his endorsement as a good thing.
These findings appeared to play out in real life in Florida, where Governor Ron DeSantis stormed to victory over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist despite Biden’s campaign efforts in the state. Incumbent Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) also kept his seat.
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