Thursday, October 24, 2019

Bad News for Elizabeth Warren, Good News for America

Joe Biden's lead in the race for the Democratic nomination now stands at its widest margin since April, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

Biden has the support of 34% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters, his best showing in CNN polling since just after his campaign's formal launch on April 25.

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are about even for second, with 19% and 16%, respectively. Behind them, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris each have 6% support, with Amy Klobuchar and Beto O'Rourke each at 3%.

Tulsi Gabbard only registered 1% in the poll which was taken from October 17 through 20, so it covered the period when Hillary Clinton charged that Gabbard was a Russian asset and a bit of the Gabbard response.

As I have pointed out previously, the Clinton attack will fire up the Gabbard base (I am sure money is flowing into the Gabbard campaign) but it is not going to result in greater support.

She would have to expand her talking points beyond war and do it in a middle-of-the-road way to take advantage of the additional coverage she is getting but she is not doing this.

As for Biden, I was surprised by some commentators who said after the last debate that Biden did not do well. I saw it differently and wrote the same immediately after the debate:
Sleepy Joe looked pretty good. I think his doctors have finally figured out the right dosage of testosterone I am told he is given before each debate.
Biden doesn't need to do much other than look alert and not slip up when talking. He did that at the last debate.

As for my take, I am glad Warren isn't showing any additional strength and the same for Andrew "Give everybody in the US $1,000 per month" Yang who is stuck at 2%


1 comment:

  1. From another angle the hardcore leftist socialist communist sect comprises at least 35% of Democrat voters.