CNN’s John King warned that President Biden is facing challenges in states like Michigan and among college-age voters due to his handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Young Americans feel Biden is not being tough enough on Israel and should support calls for a ceasefire.
In Michigan, Arab-American voters, who largely supported Biden, are now critical of him, with some holding placards saying “Abandon Biden.”
A Quinnipiac poll revealed that younger Democrats have less favorable views toward Israel and Biden’s handling of the conflict compared to older Democrats.
“What about in a state like Michigan, I mean, Rashida Tlaib … has been the most outspoken, going as far as to say ‘voters, Democrats, will not forget, Mr. President, if you don’t call for a cease fire.’ You went there. And you talked to especially young voters. College students,” CNN’s Poppy Harlow said.
“I was in Tlaib’s district for part of the trip, two college campuses, one in Detroit, one up in Ann Arbor, then in her district, which overlaps Dearborn, there are more than 200,000 Arab-Americans in Michigan … they voted overwhelmingly for President Biden,” King said.
“If you pick up The Arab-American News right now, the newspaper on the front page are Arab Americans who voted Biden holding placards saying ‘Abandon Biden.’”
“So among Arab-American voters critical in Michigan, and look at this on college campuses, the president, at the moment, is in trouble.”
Notably, the National Muslim Democratic Council has threatened to withhold support if Biden does not advocate for a ceasefire.