Poll: Do Dems have a new presumptive candidate?

Much as Hillary Clinton might wish away her email scandal or try to make light of it, the damage she has sustained seems more and more likely to cost her the Democratic nomination. Former advisor to President Bill Clinton, Doug Schoen, said on Fox News Thursday that Hillary is showing “consistent and systematic slippage in the primary polling” that it has sparked “sheer panic” among Democrats. Here is the video:

As Clinton continues her decline, another Democrat currently on the fence is leaning increasingly in the direction of a run for the presidency. He is none other than Vice President Joe Biden, and he is currently polling better than Hillary against the top three Republican candidates and has a higher favorability rating than her to boot.

Arit John writes at Bloomberg:

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, if Biden was the democratic candidate, he would beat Donald Trump by eight points (48 – 40 percent), former Florida Governor Jeb Bush by six points (45 – 39) and Senator Marco Rubio by three points (44 – 41). Clinton only beats Trump by four points (45 – 41), Bush by two points (42 – 40) and Rubio by one point (44 – 43).

Eighty-three percent of Democrats view Biden favorably, compared to 76 percent and 54 percent who approve of Clinton and Vermont Senator Sanders, respectively. Among all registered voters, Biden has a 48 percent favorability rating, while Clinton came in at 39 percent and Sanders at 32 percent.


Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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