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Biden Reflects on Debate Performance Amid Re-Election Questions

President Joe Biden’s candid acknowledgment of his lackluster performance during the June 27 presidential debate has sparked introspection and speculation about his future in the 2024 race. Speaking at a campaign event in McLean, Virginia, Biden attributed his subpar showing to jet lag from recent international travel, admitting he “nearly fell asleep on stage.”

Despite calls from some Democrats to reconsider his re-election bid, Biden’s camp maintains that his debate stumble was exacerbated by exhaustion rather than a more serious political setback. Recent polling suggests Biden and former President Donald Trump remain neck-and-neck among registered voters, indicating the debate’s impact has not significantly altered their standing in hypothetical matchups.