Biden: Voters “Probably Shouldn’t Vote for Me” if They’re Better off Now

Joe Biden at McKinley Elementary Schoo (CC BY 2.0) by Phil Roeder

In an interview, Biden said the 56% of Americans who said they are better off now than four years ago “probably should not” vote for him.

In a survey between Sept. 14-28, Gallup reported that 56% of registered voters in America said they are better off today than they were four years ago, meanwhile there are only 32% who said they are worse off. 

Despite the pandemic, which has led to an economic downturn for businesses and schools all across the country, American voters still feel a strong economy throughout the majority of Trump’s administration. 

In an interview this data was given to Biden, the reporter said, “Gallup reported last week 56% of Americans said they were better off today than they were four years ago—would’ve been under the Obama-Biden administration,” with a follow-up question of “So why should people who feel they are better off today, under the Trump administration, vote for you?”

Biden responded to this question with “Well, if they think that, they probably shouldn’t.”

Seemingly doubtful about what he heard, Biden asked, “They think 56% [sic] percent of the Americans are better off economically today than they were under our administration?” He answered by saying that Americans who said that this does not have a very good memory. 

Biden also claimed that America has a President who does not share the values of most Americans. He continued by saying that President Trump is not very honest with people and that he is mocking the rules related to public safety as the President even now is not wearing a mask. 

Survey Results Is A Good Sign For President Trump

The economy is the top issue for American voters in this upcoming election, and this data presented to Biden is a good sign for the Trump administration. 

This is particularly relevant in the present times where the country is in the midst of a recession. Eight in ten or almost 79% of registered voters say that the economy will be an essential factor for them in deciding who to vote for in the upcoming Presidential election. 

Pew Research center also reported that out of the 12 issues included in the survey, the economy is consistently the top voting issue. This has been consistent since 2016, wherein they conducted a similar survey. The economy also took the first spot on the top voting issue. 

Not The First Time Biden Told Voters Not To Vote For Him

According to a Forbes report, there are several accounts wherein Biden told voters not to vote for him. Most of these instances happened during his campaign. 

Here’s a rundown of times when Biden was caught telling voters not to vote for him.

May 14, 2020 – In an MSNBC interview, Tara Reade’s sexual allegation against Joe Biden came up. The Democrat candidate said, “I wouldn’t vote for me If I believe Tara Reade.” Saying that the voters who believe Tara Reade’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her in 1993 probably should not vote for him and should instead vote their heart. 

January 29, 2020 – Ed Fallon, an Environmental activist, confronted Biden about his climate positions. Biden responded to this by saying that “you have to go vote for someone else.” Followed up by saying that Ed Fallon will not be going to vote for him in the primary.

November 22, 2019 – Carlos Rojas, an immigration activist, pressed Biden on the issue of deportations during the Obama-Biden administration. Biden responded to this by saying that “you should vote for Trump.”

August 24, 2019 – Voters raised their concerns about his age at 77 years old. Biden responded to this by saying that “I say if they’re concerned, do not vote for me,”

Then his latest statement last September, Joe Biden stated that Americans who said they have a better life now than during the Obama-Biden administration “probably should not” vote for him.

The Democrat candidate’s latest statement has the potential to divide voters who are at least considering voting for him in the upcoming November election.