One of the most unpopular presidents in American history, Joe Biden’s utter failure in the White House has caused Democrats to worry about his viability in 2024. Liberal political analysts have grown increasingly concerned that Biden has an enthusiasm gap, especially from young people–a group vital to his re-election changes.
CNN writes, “For all of the warning signs facing the president a year before the election, apathy and skepticism from young voters is high on the list. A spokesman for the Biden campaign called the election “deeply consequential for young people,” and pledged to build on a strong turnout from younger voters in the 2022 midterm elections.
Exit polls in 2020 showed that voters 18 to 29 made up 20% of the Georgia electorate – the only state of the top six battlegrounds where the percentage of young voters exceeded the national share of 17%.
Then, Biden won young Georgia voters by 13 points, according to exit polls. But now, a year before the election, surveys show a far closer race, with voters under the age of 30 here split 46% for Trump and 44% for Biden, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll.
Yet a respectful resistance toward the president comes alive in one conversation after another, with the deepest concerns touching on his age – he turns 81 next week – the economy and the Israel-Hamas war.”
The last part on that list has become a significant problem for the president. While it seems obvious to most Americans that Israel, a longstanding ally of the United States, has a right to defend itself, something Biden supports, young liberals have grown increasingly supportive of terrorism and genocide against the Jewish state.
Recently, polling revealed that a startling amount of those under the age of 35 believed that Hamas murdering innocents, raping women, and decapitating babies was justified. Among college-aged liberals, and younger progressives in Congress, anti-war has effectively energized and sanitized antisemitism.
The National Review noted that “when asked, ‘Do you think that the attacks on Jews were genocidal in nature or not genocidal?” 62 percent of respondents aged 18 to 24 said yes. However, when asked, “Do you think the Hamas killing of 1200 Israeli civilians in Israel can be justified by the grievances of Palestinians or is it not justified?’ a 51 percent to 49 percent majority said the attacks were justified.
To repeat: Sixty-two percent say the attacks were genocidal, but only 49 percent say the genocide against Jews wasn’t justified.”
New Conservative Post has labeled this the Democratic Antisemitism Problem.
“Democrats have come to see that the only people their coalition hates more than Republicans may be themselves. The party has seen its base fracturing as liberals in the party believe that Israel has a right to defend itself from terrorism, while the party’s left flank has revealed an antisemitism problem.
Now the pro-Palestinian left, which has been sparking violence across the country in “protest” and intimidated Jewish students on campuses across the United States, has given Joe Biden an ultimatum. Choose us over Israel or lose next November.”
Will Joe Biden throw Israel under the bus to get a handful of new voters on Tik Tok? Only time will tell.