Former Clinton Adviser Explains What Biden Needs To Do To Turn Around Sinking Poll Numbers

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Former adviser to President Bill Clinton, Mark Penn, explained on Friday what President Joe Biden needs to do if he hopes to resuscitate his poll numbers before the 2024 election.

A recent Fox News poll conducted between Nov. 10-13 found 57 percent of registered voters disapprove of Biden’s handling of national security, 55% disapprove on Biden’s stance on the Israel-Hamas war, 69% disapprove on his handling of inflation and 65 percent disapprove on his handling of the economy. The poll also found that other potential Democrats are unable to beat former President Donald Trump for president if voters were voting now.

Vice President Kamala Harris, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin all lose to Trump in the hypothetical matchup.

“Right now Trump is polling a lot stronger than he has in the past. Biden, you know, [is] weaker. Look, if the election were held today, according to the polls, Donald Trump would win even though we had some elections just recently where Democrats did better than expected,” Penn said. “There is a year to go here. The president has to fix the economy, do something about immigration, do something about crime and show that he can have the international leadership to move to something in Ukraine and Israel. He has a huge job.”

Penn then said there was a key difference between past presidents who struggled in the polls. (RELATED: ‘Falling On Deaf Ears’: CNN Political Director Throws Cold Water On GOP Candidates Who Say Trump Can’t Win)

“Now, I’ve been with presidents that were back like this. President Clinton was back like this, not as late as this, they can turn around, it’s a lot of work,” Penn said. “And you know what, if he doesn’t , he’s gonna be in the same position. We know he’s gotta move the numbers. He’s gotta get moving on some of these issues.”

A recent New York Times/ Siena College poll found Trump leading Biden in five out of six crucial swing states.