Despite allegations over his dealings in Ukraine, former Vice President Joe Bidens support in the Democratic nomination for president has grown, according to a new poll released on Wednesday morning.
The poll, conducted by SSRS for CNN, showed Biden has the support of 34 percent of Democratic voters while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had 19 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) had 6 percent support. Meanwhile, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Beto ORourke, a former Texas Congressman, had 3 percent each.
“The poll suggests that although Bidens October debate performance did not blow away the audience (15 percent who watched or followed news about it said he had done the best job in the debate, well behind Warrens 28 percent—but better than most on the stage), the arguments he made on health care, foreign policy, and the economy may have boosted his standing with the potential Democratic electorate,” according to an analysis of the poll.
Meanwhile, the former vice president leads the way on four of six issues that were mentioned in the poll.
“He holds a massive edge over the field on foreign policy (56 percent say he would handle it best, well ahead of Sanders at 13 percent and Warren at 11 percent), and tops the next closest candidate by nearly 20 points on the economy (38 percent Biden, 19 percent Sanders, 16 percent Warren). Biden also outpaces the rest of the field as most trusted on immigration (29 percent Biden, 16 percent each Warren and Sanders) and gun policy (27 percent vs. 13 percent Sanders and 11 percent Warren, with ORourke close at 9 percent),” the analysis read.
Biden, meanwhile, apologized for calling the impeachment inquiry into then-President Bill Clinton a “partisan lynching” after condemning President Donald Trump for calling the current inquiry a “lynching.”
Biden is among the top former and current lawmakers and media figures that used the word to describe past situations but still denounced Trumps use of the word. “This wasnt the right word to use and Im sorry about that. Trump on the other hand chose his words deliberately today in his use of the word lyRead More – Source