Axelrod Doubts Biden’s Reelection Chances, Citing Polls Democratic strategist Axelrod recently expressed skepticism about President Joe Biden’s chances of reelection, estimating them to be no better than 50-50. This assessment came in the wake of a New York Times/Sienna College poll indicating Biden’s lag behind former President Donald Trump in five crucial battleground states.

Axelrod’s candid advice, though unsolicited, reflects his concern over the poll results. He emphasized to Dowd, “I don’t care about them thinking I’m a prick — that’s fine. I hope they don’t think the polls are wrong because they’re not.”

Despite these unfavorable polls and ongoing questions about the president’s age, Biden and his supporters have resisted suggestions that he should not seek a second term. They maintain confidence in his ability to secure reelection.