[Ed. – An additional factor may be Biden’s current situation. Under ordinary circumstances, he would be experiencing the rigors of a busy campaign schedule, with multiple stops. Instead he gets to relax in his Delaware home. What this means is that he will be well-rested by the time the general election campaign swings into gear.]
A new ABC News/Washington Post opinion poll has some very bad news for former Vice President Joe Biden. If he secures the Democratic presidential nomination — which he will, of course — a full 15 percent of Bernie Sanders supporters plan to cast their vote for President Donald Trump’s reelection. That’s extremely troubling for Biden, because in 2016, only 12% of Bernie’s supporters broke for Trump after their guy’s historic intraparty fight with Hillary Clinton.
But, USA Today reports, there’s some good news in there. You see, the 15% of Bernie-istas who plan to vote for Trump in that scenario represent “just 6% of Democrats and voters who lean Democratic.” Meanwhile, “Trump won 8% of Democrats in 2016.”
Huh? Wait a minute. How about Democrat or Democrat-leaning voters who supported other candidates in the primaries… or who may not have supported any of them?