CNN reporter says sidelining President Biden 'seemed to help' Democrats in the midterms

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CNN Capitol Hill newsman Melanie Zanona said Sunday that keeping President Biden connected the sidelines "seemed to help" Democrats successful the midterm elections and that the enactment won "in spite of" him. 

"No uncertainty it is specified a bully nighttime for Biden, nevertheless it does look erstwhile you look astatine the exit polls that Democrats prevailed successful spite of him, not due to the fact that of him necessarily," Zanona said. "I mean, CNN exit polls amusement 49% of voters who said they somewhat disapprove of Biden, voted for Democrats, portion 45% backed Republicans. So I mean, you spot Biden, helium sat disconnected connected the run way successful a batch of the cardinal races, helium wasn’t making large run pushes, helium wasn’t beforehand and halfway and that seemed to assistance Democrats." 

CNN "Inside Politics" big Abby Phillip noted earlier that the White House was taking a triumph thigh pursuing the midterm elections. 

"And they should," Rachael Bade, a co-author for POLITICO Playbook, said. "I mean cipher saw this coming, I mean except, of course, immoderate Democrats who were – we each dismissed arsenic overly optimistic. But clearly, you know, their docket has been resonating with people, and due to the fact that of Trump’s, again, particularly toxic governmental – and they were truly capable to capitalize connected this."

CNN newsman Melanie Zanona said Sunday that Democrats won "in spite of" President Biden. 

CNN newsman Melanie Zanona said Sunday that Democrats won "in spite of" President Biden.  (Screenshot/CNN/InsidePolitics)

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Phillip noted Biden received a batch of pushback for his last code connected ideology and said termination played a large relation successful the determination for voters. 

"I deliberation – Democrats had an ostentation problem. And that wounded a lot. But Republicans broadly had an extremism problem. And portion of the extremism constituent fig 1 was the Supreme Court ruling throwing the full contented backmost to the states. But past it each fed into this big, large milieu of conscionable unit and extremism," The Washington Post's Paul Kane said. 

He added that the onslaught connected Paul Pelosi besides acceptable into this "broader narrative." 

President Biden speaks during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, successful Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

President Biden speaks during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, successful Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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"It each acceptable into this 1 happening and so, was Joe Biden connected the ballot connected Tuesday? Sort of. Was Donald Trump and the things helium stands for connected the ballot? Definitely," Kane said.   

Biden said Wednesday that helium intends to tally for re-election successful 2024. A newsman asked the president astir the 2 thirds of Americans who don't privation him to tally again. 

President Joe Biden speaks connected COVID-19 during an lawsuit successful the South Court Auditorium connected the White House campus, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, successful Washington.

President Joe Biden speaks connected COVID-19 during an lawsuit successful the South Court Auditorium connected the White House campus, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, successful Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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"What is your connection to them and however does that origin into your last determination astir whether oregon not to tally for re-election?" a newsman asked. 

Biden said it does not impact his determination and erstwhile asked what his connection to them mightiness be, helium said, "watch me." 

Hanna Panreck is an subordinate exertion astatine Fox News.

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