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Jake Tapper Says Biden is ‘Drag’ on Democrats in Coming Election

According to recently revealed polls, CNN anchor Jake Tapper stated in an interview conducted over the weekend that President Joe Biden is dismantling the Democratic ticket as a whole.

During an interview with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) for the network’s “State of the Union” program on Sunday, Tapper made the comments.

“Let’s talk about the campaign, because Trump was in battleground Michigan last night making a pitch to African-American voters. Polls show Biden trailing Trump in key battleground states and polling well behind your Senate colleagues who are running for reelection.” Tapper said

“Look at this New York Times poll from last month. Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin is up nine points in Wisconsin. Biden’s only up two points. Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey up five in PA. Biden’s down three. Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego, running for Senate in Arizona, up four, Biden down seven. Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen up two in Nevada. Biden’s down 12.” he continued.

“How can you look at this, these statistics, these numbers and not conclude that Joe Biden is a drag on the ticket?” Tapper asked

Although The New York Times/Sienna poll is often regarded as the most accurate survey in all of politics, Murphy rejected the poll’s findings, saying that the elections will go differently and that it was just “one poll.”

“I mean, you’re happy for your colleagues, I’m sure, but Biden is underpolling all of them,” Tapper said in response.

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