Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders lead the pack in recent polling for potential 2020 Democratic nominees; setting the stage for another showdown between the moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic Party.
“It’s no surprise that the 76-year-old Biden and 77-year-old Sanders are ahead of the rest of the ever-expanding field of Democratic White House hopefuls, which right now stands at 14. It illustrates that polling in the 2020 race – at this very early point in the cycle – is being dominated by name recognition. Biden and Sanders have national profiles that overshadow the other contenders, including high-profile Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey,” reports Fox News.
The poll shows Biden taking the top spot with 28% of the vote and Sanders falling behind at 25%.
The former Vice President is widely expected to officially launch his 2020 presidential campaign by mid-April.
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BIDEN RISING: Insiders Say the Former VP Sees Himself as Democrats’ ‘BEST HOPE’ in 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden reportedly sees himself as the Democratic Party’s “best hope” for defeating Donald Trump in 2020; with political insiders saying he is in the “final stages” of deciding whether to launch a potential run for the White House.
“Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is in the final stages of deciding whether to run for president and has told allies he is skeptical the other Democrats eyeing the White House can defeat President Trump, an assessment that foreshadows a clash between the veteran Washington insider and the more liberal and fresh-faced contenders for the party’s 2020 nomination,” writes the New York Times.
“He has the best chance of beating Trump, hands down,” said Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware.
“In 2020, Biden-style centrism will become a toxic and losing brand of politics in Democratic primaries,” said a progressive activist from the left-wing of the Democratic Party.
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BIDEN: 'I am the Most Qualified Person in the Country to be President’
Former Vice President Joe Biden took one-step closer to announcing a potential bid for the White House in 2020 this week; telling a packed crowd in Montana that he is “the most qualified person in the country to be president.”
Biden was speaking with supporters Monday when he weighed-in on a potential run against President Trump; saying issues most important to American voters are the “issues that he’s worked on his whole life.”
“I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president. The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that I’ve worked on my whole life,” said the former Vice President.
“No one doubts what I say; the problem is I sometimes say all that I mean,” Biden added. “The question is what kind of nation are we becoming? We can’t have four more years.”
President Trump called a potential showdown with Biden a “dream” during in an interview with CBS earlier this year; adding” “Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than 1 percent, and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did.”
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