WASHINGTON—Responding to a current New York Instances/Siena School ballot that discovered the president trailing Donald Trump in nearly each key battleground state, officers from Joe Biden’s 2024 marketing campaign downplayed the significance of successful the election subsequent yr. “We’re not going to waste our time fretting over the numbers from some ballot, particularly when securing a second time period for President Biden isn’t actually a excessive precedence for us proper now,” mentioned Biden marketing campaign supervisor Julie Chávez Rodriguez, explaining there was much more for the marketing campaign to do apart from obsess over who would win probably the most votes within the Electoral School and dictate U.S. coverage for the following 4 years. “Lots of people are going to argue that we ought be rallying voters to assist Joe Biden so we are able to forestall Trump from retaking the White Home, however actually, subsequent yr’s race isn’t that huge of a deal for us. In any case, if the president doesn’t win this time round, he’d nonetheless be eligible to run in 2028. And even when he by no means will get to be president once more, there are many different issues Joe Biden can do apart from occupy the Oval Workplace. So vote, don’t vote—we actually don’t care.” Requested by reporters to call the marketing campaign’s high precedence, Chávez Rodriguez mentioned her group was largely targeted on ensuring the president didn’t die forward of 2024.