James Carville says Biden’s poll numbers have gotten ‘a little bit better’ but that the president won’t ‘replicate’ 2020

James Carville says Biden’s poll numbers have gotten ‘a little bit better’ but that the president won’t ‘replicate’ 2020
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The Democratic strategist James Carville.

  • James Carville told MSNBC’s Ari Melber that Democrats face a major engagement issue this year.
  • “We’re not going to replicate the 2020 coalition,” he said, pointing to polling struggles with non-white men.
  • Carville has been vocal that the party isn’t adequately reaching out to males.

Democratic strategist James Carville during a recent MNSBC interview said he didn’t think President Joe Biden would be able to reassemble his 2020 electoral coalition in the November election.

Carville, who in recent months has been increasingly vocal about his view that the party is losing touch with non-white male voters, told host Ari Melber that while Biden’s polling numbers have improved, the president would have a lot of work to do to win reelection.

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“I do think that the polling has gotten a little bit better,” Carville said of Biden’s standing after his recent State of the Union address. “But we’re not going to replicate the 2020 coalition.”

Biden’s 2020 electoral victory was fueled by robust support among young voters; Black, Asian, and Latino voters; suburban swing voters and Independents; and college-educated voters of all races.

“Most people think we’re going to lose Hispanic males,” he continued. “Young Black males have become so disengaged from this process and it’s happened rapidly. That’s of great concern for me.”

Carville then remarked further about what he saw as the lack of male engagement with the Democratic Party.

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“I think President Biden could win the election, but in terms of identifying with the party as you go forward … the male detachment in the United States is a significant problem, particularly among non-white males,” he added.

Carville’s comments came after The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd recently spoke with him for a wide-ranging interview in which he said that “preachy females” were alienating blocs of men from the party.

“If you listen to Democratic elites — NPR is my go-to place for that — the whole talk is about how women, and women of color, are going to decide this election,” he told Dowd. “I’m like: ‘Well, 48% of the people that vote are males. Do you mind if they have some consideration?'”

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