Biden falls to 3rd place in new Monmouth poll

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He also slides down to 6% with voters under 50.

Joe Biden’s support in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is slipping, according to a new survey from Monmouth University Poll that shows the former vice president dropping below 20 percent.

The survey showed Biden with support from 19 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters nationally, a double-digit decline from Monmouth's most recent poll in June when he led the pack with 32 percent.

Now, the dynamics have changed, according to the Monmouth survey. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the primary field’s top progressive candidates, are each at 20 percent. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was a distant fourth in Monday's poll, with 8 percent. Her level of support was unchanged from Monmouth's June survey.

“Liberal voters are starting to cast about for a candidate they can identify with. Moderate voters, who have been paying less attention, seem to be expressing doubts about Biden.”

Biden has suffered an across the board decline in his support since June. He lost ground with white Democrats (from 32% to 18%) and voters of color (from 33% to 19%), among voters without a college degree (from 35% to 18%) and college graduates (from 28% to 20%), with both men (from 38% to 24%) and women (from 29% to 16%), and among voters under 50 years old (from 21% to 6%) as well as voters aged 50 and over (from 42% to 33%). Most of Biden’s lost support in these groups shifted almost equally toward Sanders and Warren.

New poll shows Biden falling badly, three-way tie for Democratic lead
3-Way Lead as Dem 2020 Picture Shifts | Monmouth University Polling Institute
 
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Actually he had just regained a double digit lead until that recent spat of gaffes by him.

This is actually the most horrible bunch of candidates the democrats have ever had to choose from. There is nobody that is good.

And let's face it, they couldn't win with Hillary and they think one of these fools are going to take on Trump?

That's funny.
 

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Actually he had just regained a double digit lead until that recent spat of gaffes by him.

This is actually the most horrible bunch of candidates the democrats have ever had to choose from. There is nobody that is good.

And let's face it, they couldn't win with Hillary and they think one of these fools are going to take on Trump?

That's funny.
When it's blue against blue, you'll see folks all have their preference. But when it's blue against red, you can be sure they will unite against Trump.
 
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When it's blue against blue, you'll see folks all have their preference. But when it's blue against red, you can be sure they will unite against Trump.
Well of course.

The issue here isn't that, it's how many people Biden can inspire to get off the couch and go vote.

He's not really the Ra Ra guy.
 
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So, people are again being led to push up an INDEPENDENT instead of a full-fledged Democrat? Very interesting. Should he go on to become the nominee, fat chance though, those that pushed for him to get to the top are going to have to start scrambling about where they're going to get the money to pay for Medicare For All and such proclivities as Sanders is proposing. Don't they stop to think of the serious ramifications of that? It is significant. And I still don't see how the DNC could have allowed an Independent to run for that high an office in the Party without making sure that he was fully registered as a Democrat.
 
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So, people are again being led to push up an INDEPENDENT instead of a full-fledged Democrat? Very interesting. Should he go on to become the nominee, fat chance though, those that pushed for him to get to the top are going to have to start scrambling about where they're going to get the money to pay for Medicare For All and such proclivities as Sanders is proposing. Don't they stop to think of the serious ramifications of that? It is significant. And I still don't see how the DNC could have allowed an Independent to run for that high an office in the Party without making sure that he was fully registered as a Democrat.
Actually the first two, Sanders and Warren have almost identical platforms in regards to Medicare for all, free public colleges, etc. Together thats 40% of the vote compared to 19% to Biden. It does seem that the energy is behind the progressives at this point.