Biden Bounds Back Into the Lead by Widest Margin Since April Despite Ukraine Scandal, Poll Shows

by Mary Margaret Olohan


Former Vice President Joe Biden leads other Democratic 2020 presidential candidates by the widest margin since April, a CNN poll found.

Thirty-four percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters support Biden, according to the CNN poll conducted by the independent research company SSRS. SSRS conducted the poll for CNN over the phone from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20 among 1,003 respondents with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren follows Biden at 19% and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders follows Warren at 16%, the poll found.

South Bend, Indiana , Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris both have 6% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters’ support, according to the poll. Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke are tied at 3%.

Warren and Sanders remain about where CNN’s last poll found them in September, the publication reports, adding that Biden’s gains come from the support of his core supporters and do not harm his fellow candidates.

Support for the former vice president spiked to 43% among moderate and conservative Democrats, rising 29% from September’s polling. Forty-two percent of racial and ethnic minorities support Biden according to the poll, up from 28% among all non-whites in September.

Meanwhile, older voters’ support for Biden spiked 13 points from September among voters who are 45 and older and support from potential Democratic voters under the age of 45 rose five points.

Biden takes the lead of the Democratic presidential candidates amidst media frenzy over Biden and his son’s dealings in Ukraine, as well as a possible impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s involvement in these matters.

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Mary Margaret Olohan is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Bernie Sanders” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.






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  1. William R. Delzell

    Don’t let either Biden or Clinton get the 2020 nomination! They are D.I.N.O.’s (Democrats In Name Only) or R.I.O.B.N. (Republicans In All But Name). If these two clowns get the nomination, leftists and progressives should retaliate against the Pelosi’s and Schumer’s by boycotting the upper part of the Democrat ticket and concentrate exclusively in electing progressives and leftists from either third/fourth parties or from down-ticket Democrat candidates. I am fed up with these “centrist” democrats like Biden, Clinton, Harris, Schumer, and Pelosi arrogantly taking their leftist base for granted. AOC and other progressives need to teach these “centrists” (i.e.: closet right-wingers) a lesson.