Joe Biden just got a brutal reality check from nonother than CNN host Don Lemon.
While co-hosting his new morning show position, Lemon claimed Democrats are ashamed of Biden and are intentionally avoiding inviting him onto the campaign trail in the final days before Election Day.
Lemon, whose words pack a punch considering his own well-documented support of Biden, says candidates are wary of the President’s low approval ratings and “don’t want to be seen with him.” Instead, candidates have opted to invite former President Obama on the trail in hopes of currying favor with undecided voters.
“That’s a big factor in where Biden has been these last few days,” anchor and former Daily Caller reporter Kaitlan Collins said. “He is not going to the places that you’re seeing former President Obama go to. It’s because of that approval rating.”
“A lot of people are not, you know, they don’t want to be seen with the president, quite frankly, and they don’t even want to answer the question about whether they should be running with him or having him on the campaign trail or whether he should be running in 2024,” Lemon added.
According to The Daily Caller, a number of recent polls have signaled Biden’s downturn among Americans
A recent CNN/SSRS poll found Biden’s approval rating at 41% among registered voters, the second lowest of presidential approval ratings ahead of the midterms. The poll surveyed 1,290 registered voters between October 26-31 with a 3.4 margin of error.
Several polls throughout his presidency have consistently found the president’s approval ratings to stand between 30%-40%. More Americans continue to hold a negative view of Biden. Currently, 42% approve of Biden, while 53% disapprove, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Democrats have been hesitant to publicly support Biden’s second term and a number of lawmakers have already signaled their plans to support other Democrats candidates.
Ohio Democrat Senate candidate Tim Ryan hasn’t been shy about the fact he hopes Biden will abandon his 2024 plans. During an October debate against Republican opponent J.D. Vance, Ryan said Democrats need a “generational change.” (RELATED: Ohio Democrat Candidate Says Biden Should Not Run for President in 2024)
“I’ve been very clear. I’d like to see a generational change,” Ryan at the time.
“Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, the president, everybody,” the Senate candidate added. “We need a new generation of leadership.”