Press Secretary Faces Questions Over Biden’s Popularity in Swing States

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced repeated questions from Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy on Tuesday regarding President Joe Biden’s low polling numbers in swing states and the perceived lack of effectiveness in addressing voter concerns.

“Do you have an understanding of why Americans are so down on President Biden right now?” Doocy queried during the press briefing.

Doocy referred to a recent poll by The New York Times, Siena College, and The Philadelphia Inquirer released on Monday, which showed Biden trailing Donald Trump in support across five of six critical swing states, with Trump holding a substantial lead in multiple states.

In response, Jean-Pierre acknowledged the impact of inflation and attributed it to the Covid pandemic, along with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions affecting oil prices due to the Ukraine invasion.

“We are sensitive and open-minded enough to recognize that not only in this country but globally, people have been dealing with a pandemic and transitioning out of it. We also understand the impact of gas prices, driven by Putin’s actions in Ukraine,” she stated.

Jean-Pierre defended Biden’s handling of various crises during his tenure in office.

“Do you acknowledge that despite your efforts, nothing seems to be resonating with voters to address their concerns?” pressed Doocy.

Jean-Pierre reiterated the administration’s awareness of people’s struggles and highlighted the implementation of new tariffs on Chinese imports as part of ongoing efforts to stabilize the economy.

“We understand the sentiment of the American people. We know what they are experiencing, and that’s why we remain committed to our work,” she affirmed.