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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre emphasized the need for caution regarding polls indicating President Joe Biden’s is polling behind former President Donald Trump for a potential 2024 election matchup.
In a recent briefing, Jean-Pierre said, “We have to really take these polls with a grain of salt.” She alluded to the inaccuracies of past predictions, especially the anticipated “red wave” in the 2022 midterms that failed to materialize, with Democrats retaining Senate control and preventing a major loss in the House.
Recalling the 2011 polls that inaccurately showed President Obama behind Mitt Romney, Jean-Pierre stressed the White House’s priority remains on delivering for the American people, rather than fluctuating poll numbers. She acknowledged that “there’s going to be a lot of polls out there.”
The recent New York Times/Siena College poll places Trump ahead of Biden in five of six pivotal battleground states, while also noting a decline in Biden’s support among young and Black voters—demographics crucial to his 2020 victory. Another poll by CBS News echoed these findings, showing Trump with a slight lead over Biden.