One brand new poll is bad news for every Democrat running in 2020
Democrats entered the 2020 campaign believing that defeating Donald Trump would be a cake walk.
They were sorely mistaken.
And now one brand new poll is bad news for every Democrat running in 2020.
Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the Democrat presidential polls because voters believe he is the best bet to defeat Donald Trump.
But that wager could blow up in the Democrats faces.
A brand new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found 70 percent of Americans are angry at the political establishment.
The poll finds that 70 percent of Americans say they feel angry “because our political system seems to only be working for the insiders with money and power, like those on Wall Street or in Washington.” Forty-three percent say that statement describes them “very well.”
That’s almost exactly the percentage that agreed with the same statement in October 2015, when the presidential election was being upended by the anti-establishment message of then-candidate Donald Trump.
Republicans report feeling somewhat less angry than they were almost four years ago, but that optimism has been offset by an uptick in anger from other groups typically more aligned with the Democratic Party.
In 2015, 39 percent of Republicans and 44 percent of Democrats said a feeling of anger at the political establishment defined them “very well.” Now, it’s 29 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of Democrats — a 10-point swing for each party, in opposite directions.
This poll is bad news for Joe Biden.
Biden’s been in Washington, D.C. since 1972 when he won election to the United States Senate.
Joe Biden is the Washington establishment.
In 2016, Democrats nominated face of the Washington establishment at a time when voters were angry at the powers that be.
Hillary Clinton could not muster the enthusiasm necessary to win the election.
Joe Biden’s candidacy faces the same challenges.
And if Democrats nominate a candidate of the status quo when voters are furious at the political establishment, Donald Trump could win re-election in a landslide.