Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

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Yesterday, my RedState colleague Susie Moore, who is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met, gave us a look at the 2024 Presidential polling numbers, post-debate, and it’s getting interesting.

CBS News is out with its latest poll following Thursday night’s presidential debate — and it paints a grim picture for President Joe Biden. 

For months before the first debate, the nation’s voters repeatedly expressed doubts over whether President Biden had the cognitive health enough to serve.

Today, those doubts have grown even more: now at nearly three-quarters of the electorate, and now including many within his own party.

And today, after the debate with former President Trump, an increased number of voters, including many Democrats, don’t think Mr. Biden should be running for president at all. Nearly half his party doesn’t think he should now be the nominee.

Since the debate, Biden’s shown a 7-8 percent decline in the number of registered voters who believe he has the mental and cognitive health to serve as president. The latest numbers indicate only 27 percent of those polled believe he does, with 72 percent believing he does not. 

What’s shocking about this is that anyone, anywhere, thinks Joe Biden is fit to blow his own nose, much less continue serving as President of the United States. His embattled Vice President is no better. The Democrats are in a debacle of their own making, here, and it’s not going to be easy to turn it around.

It’s too early, though, to draw many inferences from these polls. It will take a few weeks to let the trends appear, and those will show up in the RealClearPolitics averages. But I will essay one opinion right now: The Biden ticket will continue to bleed support, and we’re at the point now where it would be very, very difficult for the Dems to replace him.