Biden’s Reelection Bid Hits Georgia Snag

President Joe Biden’s 2024 presidential reelection campaign appears to be facing challenges and a lack of enthusiasm, particularly in Georgia, where polls show former President Donald Trump in a favorable position.

The New York Times, known for its alignment with the Biden administration, recently reported that the Biden campaign’s organizers seem to be losing interest in campaigning in Georgia, given the president’s poor polling numbers.

Democratic strategists and activists had previously focused on expanding their gains in Georgia, transforming it from a Republican stronghold into a battleground state. However, some of the state’s prominent grassroots organizers, who played crucial roles in securing Biden’s victory in 2020 and electing two Democratic U.S. senators in 2021, are now expressing concerns about dwindling efforts and attention, according to The New York Times.

Funding for Democratic groups in Georgia has also seen a decline, further exacerbating the situation.

As organizers began rallying for Biden’s reelection in the 2024 presidential election, they observed a significant drop in morale for the president. Moreover, cost-conscious measures such as delaying large-scale voter engagement programs and relying more on volunteers than paid canvassers have raised concerns among organizers about their ability to replicate past successes.

While the Biden campaign has claimed to be making a substantial effort to win Georgia in 2024, some Democrats believe that these efforts are merely symbolic. Steve Phillips, a Democratic donor from San Francisco and a supporter of twice-failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, expressed concern that Georgia is not being given the attention it deserves, especially among donors.

“If the donors are not hearing from the top campaign operatives that we can and should win Georgia,” Phillips said, “then the donors are not going to be enthusiastic about it.”