President Joe Biden’s odds of winning the 2024 presidential election are “no better” than 50-50, according to the chief campaign strategist for former President Obama.
The bleak forecast was given by David Axelrod to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on Saturday.
“I think he has a 50-50 shot here, but no better than that, maybe a little worse,” Axelrod said. “He thinks he can cheat nature here and it’s really risky. They’ve got a real problem if they’re counting on Trump to win it for them. I remember Hillary doing that, too.”
The oldest president in the history of the country, Joe Biden, will be 81 on Monday and reach 86 by the conclusion of his second term.
Biden is known to privately refer to Axelrod as a “prick,” Politico reported earlier this week – an animosity that highlights a larger divide between the political camps of Team Obama and Team Biden that has long existed.
According to surveys, Americans are growing less optimistic about a second term for Biden as the economy struggles and there are wars raging in the Middle East and Europe. With or without third-party disruptors, Trump was leading Biden in six battleground states according to a Bloomberg News/Morning Consult survey published last week.