Biden cam­paign pressed on polls while try­ing to under­cut GOP debate

Biden campaign pressed on polls while trying to undercut GOP debate

MIAMI — Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s cam­paign came to Mia­mi to coun­ter­pro­gram the third Repub­li­can pri­ma­ry debate but end­ed up being pushed on his poor polling num­bers.
Biden cam­paign man­ag­er Julie Chavez Rodriguez defend­ed the pres­i­dent after this week’s New York Times-Siena Col­lege poll found the incum­bent was behind his pre­de­ces­sor, for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, in five out of six bat­tle­ground states. Biden’s 2 per­cent­age point lead over Trump in Wis­con­sin is also with­in the poll’s mar­gin of error, though, as is Trump’s advan­tage in Penn­syl­va­nia.
DEMOCRATS SPOOKED AFTER BIDEN SHOCK POLL AND FRET TRUMP WHITE HOUSE COMEBACK
“Polling at this stage is not pre­dic­tive,” Rodriguez said Tues­day at trade union SEIU’s Mia­mi office. “I think we can look at some of the his­tor­i­cal data around this, whether it’s Pres­i­dent Oba­ma — you know, this time in 2011, head­lines say Oba­ma is toast. You know, past pres­i­dents have faced sim­i­lar sort of expe­ri­ences, but they’ve gone off to win reelec­tion. And we know that’s real­ly the tra­jec­to …