Bill Maher takes a dig at Taylor Swift and her Swifties – 74% of whom are white, as he calls out Biden’s declining support among Black voters
Comedian Bill Maher made a fuss about Taylor Swift and her “Swifties” — 74 percent of whom are white — when he called out Biden’s declining support among Black voters.
In the Friday evening episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the political commentator made several jokes about the poll that came out last week in which fmr. President Donald Trump now holds the lead in five of the six key swing states.
He invited guests including author and podcast host Jordan Peterson and New York Times opinion columnist Pamela Paul, as well as Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
“But there was a week of good news and bad news for Democrats, and bad news in the six battleground states,” he began.
“Trump beats Biden in five out of six cases. And Biden’s support among non-white voters fell by 33 points. And the Democrats can’t win with white people alone. Okay. Although it didn’t hurt Taylor Swift.’
According to a Morning Consult Poll, the majority of the Taylor Swift fandom is white, suburban, and leanly Democratic.
Comedian Bill Maher joked about Taylor Swift and her ‘Swifties’ – 74 percent of whom are white – as he calls out Biden’s declining support among Black voters
“Democrats can’t win with only white people. Okay. Although it didn’t hurt Taylor Swift,” he joked
Nearly three-quarters, or 74 percent, of self-identified avid Swift fans are white, while 55 percent also identify as Democrats and live in suburban areas.
Maher also joked that “America loves abortion,” referring to a “kryptonite” problem in the country.
“The good news for Democrats is that they have a kind of kryptonite problem: abortion. America loves abortion. And even in the red states it is on the agenda seven times. People say, no, read my lips, no new babies.’
“Abortion wins in counties that Biden lost by 20 points. If he was smart, he’d act like Abortin’ Joe. I know it’s hard, but Abortin’ Joe feels your pain! Give a hug to Abortin’ Joe.’
Maher continued, “But this is the cognitive dissonance in America. Okay, so on the one hand people are saying, No, this is where we are socially. We are in principle pro-choice.’
“And then it turns out that the new Republican Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, came out with this this week. He has an app. You can buy it on your phone called Covenant Eyes.”
‘It’s basically AA for masturbators. It’s for people who don’t want to masturbate. God knows why. You come to this app and then you have an accountability partner who monitors you. If you watch porn you will get a notification. This isn’t even the creepiest part of this story.’
A New York Times poll released last week found that Donald Trump now leads in five of the six key swing states – beating Joe Biden on key issues like the economy, immigration and national safety.
Trump is ahead of voters in Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania by margins of at least three to 10 percentage points.
Wisconsin is currently the only swing state where Biden had a two-point lead, according to the new poll from the New York Times and Siena College.
Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania were four of the states where the Democrat defeated the Republican in their 2020 White House showdown.
Voters favored Trump over Biden on immigration, national security and today’s Israel Palestine by 12, 12 and 11 points respectively
The poll found that two-thirds of the electorate see the country going in the wrong direction under Biden, and that the multiracial and multigenerational coalition with Kamala Harris is not having the same positive effect as in 2020.
Only 37 percent of people say they trust Biden with the economy, compared to 59 percent in Trump — which is one of the biggest gaps on the issue, the polls suggested.
Biden’s boast of “Bidenomics” also falls short — with a measly two percent saying the economy was “excellent” during his term.
According to statistics, young voters under thirty prefer Biden by just one percentage point – and men prefer Trump by double the margin than women prefer Biden.
Meanwhile, Biden’s appeal to Hispanic voters is in the single digits — and traditionally Democratic black voters now register 22 percent support for Trump.
The NYTimes described the shift as “a level unseen in presidential politics for a Republican in modern times” and described the poll as a “gradual racial realignment” between the two parties.
The move away from Biden shows that Trump, despite the sensational indictment on four counts of criminal charges, would win more than 300 Electoral College votes this time next year.
A New York Times poll released last week found that Donald Trump now leads in five of the six key swing states – beating Joe Biden on key issues such as the economy, immigration and national security.
According to statistics, young voters under 30 prefer Biden by just one percentage point – and men prefer Trump by double the margin than women prefer Biden.
According to the survey, voters at all income levels believed that policies under Biden had hurt them personally (18 points disadvantage), while Trump’s policies had helped them (17 points advantage).
According to the data, Biden’s senile age of 80 also played a major role. 71 percent of pollsters – from every demographic group – said he was “too old.”
By comparison, only 39 percent thought Trump, 77, was too old.
Voters also favored Trump over Biden on immigration, national security and today’s Israel Palestine by 12, 12 and 11 points, respectively.
The new data is similar, but shows some important differences compared to the New Morning Consult/Bloomberg survey released last week.
In those polls, Trump is ahead of Biden among registered voters in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Trump also led Biden in North Carolina, a state that went for Trump in 2016 and 2020.
New Morning Consult/Bloomberg statistics show Biden leading in Nevada – while NYT/Siena data show Trump leading in that state.
Despite the differences, two surveys suggest the presidential race will be close on the contested political battlefields.
While Biden has touted the magic of “Bidenomics,” 51 percent of swing-state voters said they thought the national economy was better off during the Trump years, according to the New Morning Consult/Bloomberg survey.
Going forward, 49 percent said they would trust Trump with the economy, while 35 percent said the same about Biden.
Only 26 percent of voters said Bidenomics has been good for the economy, while 49 percent said Biden’s policies have been bad.
Among swing-state voters who registered the economy as their No. 1 issue, only 14 percent say Bidenomics is working, while 65 percent say it is not.
Trump is most dominant on immigration, followed by the economy, then crime, US-China relations, weapons, the Russia-Ukraine war, regulation of technology companies, and even has a four-point lead on infrastructure, despite Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill is one of his signature legislative achievements.