Francis Suarez Confident Biden Can’t Outdo Him In 2024 Election
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, a GOP presidential candidate, is confident that he can outpace President Joe Biden in a 2024 head-to-head race, brushing off doubts about his earlier poll performance. In a conversation with Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, Suarez underlined his strong belief in his prospects in a general election.
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Addressing a crowd of Iowa voters, Suarez boldly stated, “I have absolutely no doubt that I would be an impossible candidate for the Democrats to beat because I happen to have three core constituencies that if they were to lose, they would lose the election by a landslide.”
With an air of conviction, he continued, “It would be like an incredible electoral college victory. If we could win Hispanics, if we could win the urban voters, which I’ve done already, and young voters, it would be game over.”
The mayor took his analysis even further, asserting that Democrats have no strongholds across the U.S. He emphasized his well-established rapport with voters, pointing to his track record as evidence of his deep-rooted connection with voters.
“I think also we need to think about where the country is going and when you think about your children you have to think who is the best person to lead us into that future,” he reflected, echoing his forward-looking vision.
Despite Suarez’s statements of confidence, various polling have suggested that his mouth is doing better than he is as recent GOP primary polls have shown him consistently trailing, often registering only 1% or 0%.
He faces an uphill struggle within the GOP field, contending against formidable opponents like former President Donald Trump and Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump.
Due to his inability to meet the debate polling requirement so far, Suarez might not qualify for the first GOP primary debate taking place on Aug. 23. This is because candidates are required to register a minimum of 1% in three qualifying national polls or a minimum of 1% in two national polls and a minimum of 1% in two polls from separate early states.
He is, however, banking on the debate as he sees it as his “first real opportunity” to communicate with the American people and convince them that he is the right person for the job.
While he thinks “the minimum threshold is fair,” Suarez has expressed dissatisfaction with polls that omitted him from their data. “One of the things that I think is a bit unfair is that there’s a lot of polls that I haven’t been in, and it’s a disadvantage,” he said, per NBC News.