Mitch Landrieu on Meet the Press
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The co-chairman of President Joe Biden's re-election campaign, Mitch Landrieu, expressed uncertainty on Sunday about why polls indicate declining support for Biden among Latino voters. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Landrieu said that there is volatility when it comes to voter preferences:

"Well, I don't know. I think that you got to play this thing out and see actually how it works. Latino voters are like everybody else. They move around from space to space. You see this with African American voters as well."

Landrieu then went on to express his optimism that, despite the Biden's waning support from Latinos, his campaign will be capable of changing their minds: "most Americans want a safe and secure country. They want a stable president. They want somebody that is fighting for them. And at the end of the day, I think that they're going to vote for Joe Biden."

A recent Equis poll, which surveyed 1,592 Latino voters in battleground states, revealed that 41% trust former President Donald Trump over Biden on immigration. This shift marks a significant change, as Democrats had previously held an advantage with Latino voters on immigration issues.

Among the main findings, the study revealed that when asked about their top immigration concern, more Latinos (72%) cited "broken promises" by President Biden or the Democratic Party than the "extreme measures" that Trump or the G.O.P. might implement (64%).

Landrieu admitted that the situation at the border has been problematic for decades, saying that "the border is in trouble and it has been for the past 20 or 30 years" before placing much of the blame at the moment on the House of Representatives: "Joe Biden on Day One sent a comprehensive immigration reform proposal to Congress. They did nothing with it."

Landrieu's comments come just days before the upcoming televised national debate between the two candidates, scheduled for Thursday. The debate, hosted by CNN in Atlanta, will feature strict rules, including cutting off candidates' microphones when it is the opposing candidate's turn to speak.

Landrieu commented on the potential impact of the debate, noting that "it really doesn't matter how Donald Trump shows up. If he comes in unhinged like he is most of the time, or he sits there and is quiet, people are going to know that he's a twice impeached felon."

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