Maher says he is concerned that Biden is not ‘comfortably ahead’

HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherTrump shakes up Bill Maher as ‘exhausting, shy and weak’ Bill Maher delivers ridiculous eulogy for Trump Bari Weiss dismisses culture as ‘social murder’ on Bill Maher show MORE on Friday, expressed concern about that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenOn The Money: Economists flabbergasted after Congress left without deal | Markets stand as the economy struggles | Retail sales kick off Congress in July without leaving deal, prompting economists Trump touts NYUT to encourage police union distinction: ‘Pro-cop all the way’ MORE was not “comfortably ahead” of President TrumpDonald John TrumpUPS, FedEx shuts down talks to deal with post-in vote, warns of ‘major’ issues: reports GOP Georgia’s controversial candidate attempts to distance himself from QAnon Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days MORE with less than 90 days until the November 3 election.

Maher spoke at a panel of two former Democratic primary candidates – former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – The Choice: Biden-Harris vs. Trump-Pence California Democrats Return Yang After Expressing Disappointment Over Obama’s First DNC ​​Lineup Clintons to Buy Biden’s Candidate Convention and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangPoll: Majority voters now say the government should have a universal basic income program The Hill’s Campaign Report: Trump threatens funding for Postal Services l Pray for national mask mandate l Democratic convention takes Bloomberg form to speak at Democratic convention MORE – who will both speak at next week’s Democratic convention, where Biden will officially accept the party’s nomination.

“Biden is forward, but he is not, in my view, comfortably forward, not for my comfort,” Maher said. “I mean, Hillary [Clinton] was at one point more forward. And I just had to ask, what is your party doing against this walking disaster? [Trump] that you can not close the gap better then? “

Clinton finally won the popular vote in 2016 with just under 3 million votes, but Trump secured the presidency by winning the Electoral College.

Trump is currently trapping Biden in several national investigations. An NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll released on Friday showed that Biden has expanded its national leadership to double digits, retaining 53 percent support for Trump’s 42 percent. A Pew question had Biden leading Trump by 8 points.

And in the states that will help decide who wins in November, Biden has polled for Trump. A poll published Wednesday found that Biden Trump leads in five of the six battlefield states that could swing blue and help him secure the White House.

Biden leads Trump by 6 points in Florida, 50 to 44 percent, and by 5 points in Michigan, 48 to 43 percent. Biden is also up by 4 points in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, 48 to 44 percent and 47 to 43 percent, respectively.

However, the former vice president leads by only one point in Arizona.

Maher cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which killed more than 168,400 people in the U.S., and the ensuing economic crisis that left millions without coverage for employer-based health care.

“Republicans never had a health care plan. Not yet, ”said Maher. “What do you think that is that keeps Republicans as close to a party as that?”

Buttigieg responded to Maher’s concerns, saying a presidential race “is never just about policy.”

“The policy of this administration was a disaster. The leadership of this administration is a disaster. We know that,” Buttigieg said. ‘But still, I think there are a lot of people who have heard a message – although it was also fraudulent – a message that here is someone who sees you and cares about you. Now is our chance to change that. And I think Joe Biden is really focused on making sure we reach out. “