Headline RoundupJuly 10th, 2024

Three Senate Democrats Doubt Biden Can Win in November

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Tuesday, three Senate Democrats vented their doubts that President Joe Biden can win in November.

Key Details: In a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said they think Biden will lose to former President Donald Trump. None of them, however, called for Biden to be replaced as the Democratic Party's nominee, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reportedly did not voice an opinion at the meeting.

Key Quote: “Donald Trump is on track, I think, to win this election, and maybe win it by a landslide,” said Bennet. Tester said in a statement that Biden's "bad debate performance raised serious questions about whether he's up the job for the next four years."

For Context: Senators Tester and Brown are facing two of the most competitive re-election campaigns in the country. Meanwhile, new polls showing Trump beating Biden nationwide in the wake of Biden's poor debate performance on June 27 will likely fuel continued discussions about potentially replacing Biden.

How the Media Covered it: Axios (Lean Left bias) noted that the concerns of the three Democratic Senators indicate that Biden has more work to do to persuade lawmakers that he should be the party's nominee. The New York Post (Lean Right bias) noted that Bennet is concerned that Republicans would also take the House and the Senate this fall.

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