Joe Scarborough: Biden’s Numbers ‘Just Keep Going Up’ Despite Trump Campaign Attacks

Joe Scarborough: Biden’s Numbers ‘Just Keep Going Up’ Despite Trump Campaign Attacks

New polling shows that former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough argued on Monday that the millions of dollars the President’s campaign has spent on attacking Biden haven’t worked.

The Morning Joe host spoke to the AP’s Jonathan Lemire about new polling that seems to suggest Biden enjoyed a convention bounce.

“So Jonathan Lemire, a lot of people around the White House were thrilled with what happened during whatever you want to call last week’s RNC events,” Scarborough said.

“The polls actually — a couple of polls showing within the margins that things may have gotten better for the president. But if you look at the ABC News/Washington Post approval poll, Donald Trump’s approval ratings actually went down, Joe Biden’s went up. And I think considerably.”

“Biden up 6 points and his unfavorability down 3 points, which is showing to me at least coming out of this convention the story seems to be — and I would guess that people inside the White House would be thinking this too. And they may not admit it to the President.”

“But it’s got to be frustrating to them that despite the tens of millions of dollars in unfavorable ads thrown at Joe Biden over the past six months, despite the fact the President even got impeached over trying to pull in a Ukrainian leader and hold defense spending over him to try to besmirch the reputation of Joe Biden, Biden’s numbers just keep going up as far as approval rating goes. We’re gonna have to start calling him Teflon Joe.”

Lemire tended to agree with Scarborough’s assessment, arguing that while the White House was pleased that normal campaigning was resuming, Biden was nonetheless winning at this stage in the race.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor