Can Michelle Obama Save the Dems?


Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the opening ceremony of the of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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(AURN News) — Recently, AURN News reported how a new poll shows that in a hypothetical matchup between former President Donald Trump and several names swirling around as replacements for President Joe Biden, Trump still comes out on top. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll has now thrust former First Lady Michelle Obama into the spotlight as a potential game-changer for the Democratic Party in the 2024 presidential race. The survey, released Tuesday, indicates that Obama could be the party’s strongest contender against former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical matchup. The poll shows Obama outperforming Trump among registered voters by a substantial margin of 50% to 39%. This 11-point lead stands in stark contrast to the performance of other prominent Democrats, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

In a head-to-head contest, Harris narrowly trails Trump, with 42% support compared to Trump’s 43%. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden finds himself in a dead heat with the former president, both garnering 40% support among registered voters. These results come at a time of increasing concern within the Democratic Party about Biden’s prospects for re-election following the first presidential debate. The same poll reveals that a staggering 74% of registered voters believe Biden is too old to work in government.

While Michelle Obama has repeatedly stated she has no interest in running for office, her strong performance in this hypothetical matchup has reignited discussions about her political future. The poll results also highlight the ongoing challenge Democrats face in finding a candidate who can effectively counter Trump’s enduring appeal, especially if they decide to remove Biden from the ticket or he chooses to step down. Despite legal challenges including recent felony convictions and controversies surrounding Trump, he continues to maintain a strong base of support.

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