A poll out of this key state is bad news for Joe Biden
Things are not going as planned for frontrunner Joe Biden.
The former Vice President expected a cake walk to the Democrat presidential nomination.
But a poll out of this key state is bad news for Joe Biden.
There is no real enthusiasm for Biden’s candidacy.
Liberal voters don’t view him as ideologically committed to their cause and instead as an old, straight, white man who cannot excite the growing faction of identity-politics-obsessed women, minorities and homosexuals who make up the Democrat Party coalition.
Biden’s calling card is electability.
But once that foundation that propped up his candidacy is pierced, his candidacy will collapse.
And that may have begun with a Change Research poll out of Iowa showing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren leading Biden by double digits in the Iowa caucus.
The Daily Caller reports:
The latest poll out of Iowa could spell bad news for former Vice President Joe Biden, who has enjoyed a hefty lead in the 2020 Democratic primary since declaring his candidacy.
Iowa Starting Line-Change Research conducted the poll online from August 9-11, while candidates were still campaigning on the ground at the Iowa State Fair — and it was Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren who came out ahead.
Warren surged ahead, leading the field — including Biden — by double digits at 28%. Biden was tied with independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 17%, and they were closely followed by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 13%. California Sen. Kamala Harris rounded out the top five with 8%.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke were tied at 3%, and there was a four-way tie at 2%: Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and Tom Steyer.
The Iowa caucus is scheduled for February 3.
New Hampshire voters held to the polls on February 11 for the first in the nation primary.
If Biden loses to Warren in Iowa, it will be difficult to see how he can regain his footing eight days later in a state neighboring Warren’s home turf.
Bill Clinton is the only candidate in the modern era to win the nomination after losing both Iowa and New Hampshire.
But no one would confuse Bill Clinton’s political skills with Joe Biden’s.