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President Joe Biden has a surprise coming to him during the Super Bowl and it does not have anything to do with the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams.
Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dave McCormick, a Republican, will air a commercial during the big game that refers to the president as “Brandon,” from the famed “Let’s Go Brandon” chants, The Daily Mail reported.
McCormick, 56, is one of dozens of candidates running to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania.
He was the CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world with assets worth at least $150 billion, from 2020 until January of this year.
In the 30-second spot, somber quotes from mainstream media sources flash past the screen while a crowd chants ‘Let’s Go Brandon.’
“The issues we are facing are so much bigger than ‘Brandon,’” the candidate said to Fox News. “The frustration and anger we are feeling toward the failures of our current leadership in Washington is what motivated me to run.”
“Whether it’s not being able to afford gas or groceries because of record-high inflation, rampant crime in our cities, a dramatic spike in the trafficking of fentanyl and human exploitation across open borders, or the disgraceful lack of accountability for the death of 13 young service members in Afghanistan – these problems were self-inflicted by Joe Biden and the extreme policies of the left,” he said. “Pennsylvanians have had enough.”
His sentiment appears to be shared by some voters who did not take part in the 2020 election as Biden is getting trounced by Trump in a new poll.
According to a newly released Redfield & Wilton Strategies survey, Trump more than doubles support over President Joe Biden among Americans who did not vote in 2020.
“Among that group, 34 percent said they would vote for Trump in 2024 if he’s the candidate, while only 14 percent of people who didn’t vote in 2020 said the same about Biden,” Mediaite reported, citing the survey, which found both men were essentially tied at 41 percent support overall, with 11 percent undecided.
Trump also tops Vice President Kamala Harris in a hypothetical matchup, but those results are within the margin of error, the outlet noted.
The survey found:
If Donald Trump and Kamala Harris were the 2024 nominees, 43% of Americans say they would vote for Trump (up 2%) and 40% say they would vote for Harris (down 1%). In this scenario, 10% say they don’t know how they would vote (down 1%).
The survey found that Harris did slightly better than Biden with people who did not vote in 2020, though Trump trounced her by double digits as well: “34 percent said they would vote for Trump in 2024 if he’s the candidate running against VP Harris, but Harris gets 19 percent of their support,” Mediaite adds.
About a year ago, Biden said he planned to run for re-election though, at the time — March 2021 — he had not set up a re-election campaign as Trump had done. Biden blew off the question, however, stating that Trump “needed” to have a re-election campaign set up so soon.
The Redfield & Wilton Strategies survey results come on the heels of a report last week that Biden’s job approval rating in an average of RealClearPolitics polls had fallen below 40 percent for the first time in his presidency.
“A Real Clear Politics average of all the most recent national surveys measuring Biden’s standing put the president’s approval at 39% and his disapproval at 54%,” Fox News reported online.
There are a number of issues and crises that are weighing down the president’s job approval numbers: