What is the best collective noun to use to describe a gathering of former and current Democratic presidents? The world may be about to find out as a first-of-its-kind fundraiser is planned to benefit President Joe Biden, with the 2024 presidential candidate set to share the stage with predecessors Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
At least, that’s the plan, details a report from NBC News.
The simple formula is for the three to appear together at a fundraiser this spring, the four people familiar with the discussions told the outlet. He keeps on:
The plan underscores the belief among Biden’s allies that the party needs a participatory approach to help him win a second term.
It’s also just one example in a growing list of ways Democratic leaders and the Biden campaign are preparing for a general election they view as having the highest stakes.
The article notes that the Biden campaign did not respond to requests for comment. Spokespeople for Clinton and Obama also declined to comment, but both remain popular among Democrats.
Republican voters aren’t as enthusiastic.
Clinton and Obama have been lightning rods for the Republican Party, and Clinton has drawn criticism from his own party in recent years over the way he was accused of sexual assault in the 1990s when he was in the White House and in previous years.
It’s still far from decided whether the event will go ahead as planned, but recent polls show Biden can use all the support he can muster.
As Breitbart News reported, Biden’s average approval rating in his third year in office stands at the lowest level of any U.S. president since Jimmy Carter was in the White House.
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Biden’s third year spanned January 20, 2023, to January 19, 2024, during which he had an average approval rating of 39.8%, a Gallup poll shows.
Biden, whose current approval rating is 41 percent, has had the worst polling results of any president since Carter, whose third-year polling average was 37.4 percent before losing his subsequent re-election campaign.
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