Biden: Polls Inaccurate He’s Too Old To Run


President Joe Biden, 80, dismissed polls showing concerns about his age as he contemplates running for a second term.

He also said Thursday that he has “no idea” whether running against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 44, would be any different than another race against former President Donald Trump.

‘Look, do you know of any polls that are accurate these days?’ he asked Julio Vaqueiro of Noticias Telemundo during a brief meeting held during the president’s visit to Tampa, Florida.

He told Vaqueiro not to withhold the number, “but I think you have to make something like 51 calls to get through to one.” And ask any pollster how accurate he thinks his poll is,” Biden said.

‘But look, it could be that, you know, I run, I get beat up. And if I run, I win,” the president said, adding the caveat that his ability to win or not did not influence his decision. “That’s not the basis on which I make the judgment,” he said.

President Joe Biden sat down with Julio Vaqueiro of Noticias Telemundo on Thursday during his post-State of the Union trip to Tampa, Florida.

Biden (right) told Vaqueiro (left) that he did not believe the polls were accurate and showed there were reservations about the 80-year-old president running for a second term.

Biden (right) told Vaqueiro (left) that he did not believe the polls were accurate and showed there were reservations about the 80-year-old president running for a second term.

Asked if he’s made the decision to run, Biden gave Vaqueiro the same answer he gave PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff on Wednesday: Not yet.

“I’m just not ready to do it,” he explained.

Biden also tried to give the impression that he was not paying attention to the developing Republican field.

“I have no idea,” he replied when Vaqueiro asked if there was a difference between running against Trump or DeSantis.

‘Not seriously. I have no idea,” Biden added.

Vaqueiro specified then if the president thought there would be a difference “in terms of polarization.”

“No, I don’t think so,” Biden replied. ‘Because I think they have a similar modus operandi, a similar way that they work.’

Former President Donald Trump

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

FLORIDA MEN: Biden said he had “no idea” if it would make any difference running against former President Donald Trump (left) or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the 2024 election

But I really don’t know. I have never decided to run or not based on who the opponent will be,” added the president.

Trump, who announced in November that he would run again in the Republican presidential primary, has been launching a series of attacks on DeSantis, a former political ally who has built a national profile in part by taking on “woke” liberal policies.

DeSantis has not yet announced if he will seek the White House.

Trump’s former ambassador to the UN. Nikki Haley is expected to announce her candidacy next week, while South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott also heads to the first primary states.

During the brief interview, Biden also denied that there were any plans in place for mass deportations of non-Mexicans to Mexico. as The Washington Post had reported on Wednesday.

“What you just said is completely incorrect,” Biden told Vaqueiro, who had outlined the Post report.

Biden said, ‘I don’t think we have to do that’ after Title 42 is lifted because he believed migrants from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Venezuela and Cuba were making use of the administration’s program that allowed them to legally enter The USA. .

On a lighter note, Biden said he would watch the Super Bowl at home, because first lady Jill Biden told him he would create too much trouble if he attended.

Dr. Biden, a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan, plans to attend.

He welcomed Vaqueiro’s suggestion to eat ‘guacamole’ and ‘chocolate chip ice cream’ during the match.

And he also admitted that his Spanish is still poor.

‘Terrible, but Jill is trying to learn it too. She is doing it,’ said the president.

He remembered how the late Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen had told him: ‘You know, I think you’re going to be president one day… But if you’re going to be, you have to learn to speak Spanish. Biden said.