Biden could receive down-bal­lot boosts in Novem­ber from more pop­u­lar Democ­rats

Biden could receive down-ballot boosts in November from more popular Democrats

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden faces polit­i­cal head­winds with a pub­lic that is not excit­ed about this November’s gen­er­al elec­tion.
But as Biden starts to sharp­en his rhetoric regard­ing for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to an elec­torate that has become some­what desen­si­tized to his pre­de­ces­sor, the pres­i­dent could be boost­ed by down-bal­lot Demo­c­ra­t­ic can­di­dates and mea­sures, if vot­ers do not split their tick­ets.
A Pew Research Cen­ter poll pub­lished this week found that about a quar­ter of Amer­i­cans (26%) dis­like both Biden and Trump, with younger adults aged 18 to 29 years old more like­ly to be dou­ble neg­a­tive respon­dents (41%). But with most Democ­rats cam­paign­ing for the U.S. Sen­ate in 2024 pres­i­den­tial bat­tle­ground states out­per­form­ing Biden in their respec­tive races and a cou­ple of their prospec­tive Repub­li­can oppo­nents pro­vid­ing fresh faces for his repeat­ed warn­ings about Trump, Biden could be helped by down-bal­lot can­di­dates and mea­sures, par­tic­u­lar­ly those relat­ed to abor­tion.
One exam­ple includes third-term Sen. Bob Casey (D‑PA), who had a five per­cent­age point lead over like­ly Re …