A new Monmouth poll finds Joe Biden leading the Democratic presidential race nationally with 30%, followed by Bernie Sanders at 23%, Elizabeth Warren at 14%, Mike Bloomberg at 9%, Pete Buttigieg at 6%, Amy Klobuchar at 5% and Andrew Yang at 3%. None of the other five candidates running tops 1%.
Said pollster Patrick Murray: “With the exception of Bloomberg’s entry, this race looks pretty much like it did six months ago. But that stability masks the potential for sizable swings once the first contests are held. Iowa and New Hampshire will play a major role in shaping national voter preferences.”
But another poll shows Sanders in the lead. A new CNN poll finds Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic presidential race nationally with 27%, followed by Joe Biden at 24%, Elizabeth Warren at 14% and Pete Buttigieg at 11%. They are followed by Michael Bloomberg at 5%, Amy Klobuchar at 4% and Andrew Yang at 4%.
A new SurveyUSA national poll finds every leading Democrat beating President Trump in a head-to-head general election match up:
- Bernie Sanders leads Trump, 52% to 43%
- Joe Biden leads Trump, 50% to 43%
- Mike Bloomberg leads Trump, 49% to 42%
- Elizabeth Warren leads Trump, 48% to 45%
- Pete Buttigieg leads Trump, 47% to 44%
“Beau should be the one running for president, not me. Every morning I get up, not a joke, I think to myself: Is he proud of me?” — Joe Biden, in an interview on Morning Joe.
To my more leftist friends out there, this video explains why Biden remains popular among many Democratic voters, and why many shrug off any attack on him.
A new Pew Research survey found that 51% say the outcome of the Senate trial should be President Trump’s removal from office, while 46% say the result should lead to Trump remaining in office.
A new Public Policy Polling survey in Iowa finds Se. Joni Ernst (R) holds only a 47% to 41% lead over likely Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield. Ernst also has a 45% favorable and 43% unfavorable rating from Iowa voters.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) sued former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for allegedly defaming her by suggesting the Hawaii congresswoman is a “Russian asset,” CNBC reports.
LOL. Tulsi needs some attention. Hillary should countersue all the horrible things Tulsi has said about her. Oh yes, Tulsi needs to prove that it is not true that Russian bots are supporting her (and there is proof of that) and that Hillary made the statement with malicious intent, since both are public figures. In other words, Tulsi’s lawsuit has a snowball’s chance in Hell.
Back to Hillary for a second, she tweeted that she would back whichever candidate is chosen to be the Democratic presidential nominee after her criticism of Sen. Bernie Sanders in a forthcoming documentary.
Said Clinton: “I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views!” She continued: “But to be serious, the number one priority for our country and world is retiring Trump, and, as I always have, I will do whatever I can to support our nominee.”
Said Buttigieg: “By having better hands guided by better values on those pulleys and levers of American government. So I’m going to look to you to spread that sense of hope to those that you know.”
The candidate took a brief pause, which was met with complete silence by attendees.
“Come on!” Buttigieg exclaimed and awkwardly chuckled, to which the crowd applauded.
Politico: “Privately, Sanders’ aides and allies feel that Clinton is trying to bait them… Sanders’ campaign told staffers internally to not discuss Clinton’s comments.”
According to FiveThirtyEight, Michael Bloomberg has spent $180 million on campaign ads and Tom Steyer has spent $120 million. The amount spent by all other Democrats combined is just $43 million.
A new American University poll finds 39% of Democratic likely women voters said they’d be more involved in this year’s political issues or campaigns. That compares with just 23% of Republican women. “That’s a warning sign for the GOP, which has been losing female voters to the Democratic Party at significant rates over the last few cycles.”
A new The Skimm poll finds millennial women would vote for the Democratic candidate over the Republican candidate by a 2-1 margin.
A new Garin-Hart-Yang (D) poll in Maine finds 53% of voters think President Trump is guilty of abusing the power of his office for his personal benefit by withholding military aid to Ukraine.
Among independent voters — a key group for Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who is up for re-election — 57% said Trump is guilty of abusing the power of his office.
The DNC will begin to pour millions of dollars into six battleground states — Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona — in preparation for a general election fight against President Trump, CNN reports.
“Trump won all of the states on the DNC’s list, meaning the committee will not, for the time being, deploy money to potentially competitive blue states like New Hampshire, Minnesota and Nevada as part of the program. The list also doesn’t include Ohio and Iowa, two states that supported Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and then backed Trump in 2016.”
CBS News: “Just three weeks before the nation’s first primary, Sen. Elizabeth Warren picked up two key endorsements in New Hampshire. Kathy Sullivan, a titan of New Hampshire politics and former chair of the state’s Democratic Party, backed Warren for president, just hours after two-term New Hampshire state Sen. Kevin Cavanaugh announced his support.”
A new Morning Consult poll finds Michael Bloomberg rising to 10% nationally in the Democratic presidential race, leading Pete Buttigieg by 2 points and trailing Sen. Elizabeth Warren by 5 points.
Although he was not on the January debate stage, his net favorability has risen to +31, an increase of 8 points, following the debate last week.
“A handful of House Democrats who helped recapture the majority in 2018 are uniting to fundraise for a slate of candidates running to capture Republican-leaning House districts in November,” the Washington Postreports.
“The Second Service Coalition is the brainchild of New Politics, an organization dedicated to recruiting candidates with military and national security backgrounds, will announce on Wednesday that it is endorsing seven House candidates around the country.”
“The group’s class of candidates this time around is part of the broader push to grow the community of former military veterans and intelligence officers serving in Congress — making them an increasingly robust force in electoral politics.”