Biden Tells Majority of Voters Not to Vote for Him

October 13, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said something is wrong with the 56 percent of respondents who told Gallup they are better off now than they were in the last year of Barack Obama's presidency.

"Well, if they think that, they probably shouldn't [vote for me]," Biden told WKRC Cincinnati on Monday when asked about the poll. "Their memory is not very good, quite frankly."

Biden has repeatedly responded to voters and journalists by telling them not to vote for him. In May, he said voters who believed Tara Reade's sexual assault allegation against him should not vote for him, even though a Harvard-Harris poll published that month showed a majority of voters at least partially believed Reade.

Biden went on to attack President Donald Trump for disagreeing with voters' "values," lacking honesty, and flouting public health guidelines, and then he pivoted to a blanket encouragement to vote.

"Whatever they believe, they should go out and vote," he said.

The Gallup poll also showed that a plurality of voters, 49 percent, say Joe Biden has presidential qualities, but an equal plurality aligns with Trump on the issues.