Biden Takes A Gut Punch In The Polls

August 27, 2019
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A poll shows former Vice President Biden has lost his place as the frontrunner. But it gets worse for Biden, as there is not one, but two Dems who are beating him in the polls, Warren and Sanders.

Biden has been living the high life with a healthy lead that is largely due to his association with Obama. But now even the once idolized former president is being criticized. And it doesn’t help that Biden is making gaffes left and right.

Sanders and Warren are both at 20 percent in the poll, with Biden at 19 percent. The former vice president plunged 13 percentage points from the 32 percent he stood in June in Monmouth’s last national poll on the Democratic nomination race. Sanders rose six points from the June poll, with Warren rising five points.

The Biden campaign took aim at the survey, telling reporters “this poll is an outlier that is contradicted by every measure of the national average.”

The main takeaway from this poll is that the Democratic race has become volatile,” Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray said.”

Moderate voters, who have been paying less attention, seem to be expressing doubts about Biden. But they are swinging more toward one of the left-leaning contenders with high name recognition rather than toward a lesser-known candidate who might be more in line with them politically,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement.

The poll suggests Biden “suffered an across the board decline” with a 14-point drop from June to August with white Democrats, a 17-point free-fall among voters without a college degree, a 14-point plunge among men, a 13-point drop among women, and a nine-point deterioration among voters 50 and older. He also went from 40 percent in June to 22 percent now among Democrats who consider themselves moderate or conservative.”

The survey has a 5.7% margin of error, suggesting more polling is needed to confirm whether a shift is really taking place in the race and whether Biden, Sanders and Warren are as competitive as they appear.”

If this poll is a true representation of how Dems feel, then this could be the end for the only chance Dems have at beating Trump. So let’s hope the Dems keep up the good work on pushing out their last hope.

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