Former Vice President Joe Biden is the leader of the pack with 26 percent of California Democrats and voters leaning Democratic, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont takes 18 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners, with 17 percent for native daughter, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg have 7 percent each, with no other Democratic contender topping 4 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.
Democrats and Democratic leaners give Biden substantial leads on some key factors:
- 31 percent say he would be the best leader, followed by 18 percent for Sen. Sanders and 13 percent for Sen. Harris;
- 23 percent say Sanders has the best policy ideas, followed by 13 percent each for Biden and Sen. Warren, and 11 percent for Harris;
- 35 percent say Biden has the best chance of defeating President Donald Trump in 2020, with 17 percent for Sanders and 9 percent for Harris.
Being a great leader is more important in a presidential candidate than having great policy ideas, all voters say 50 – 39 percent. Democrats and Democratic leaners agree 52 – 38 percent.
The issue of Biden touching women is not serious, 66 percent of all California voters say, including 67 percent of women and 71 percent of Democrats. Among all voters, 27 percent, including 26 percent of women, 37 percent of Republicans and 24 percent of Democrats, say this is a serious issue.
“‘Let Biden be Biden,’ say California voters, clearly unconcerned about former Vice President Joe Biden’s tactile embrace of supporters,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll…
I’m gonna repeat something this dig has been saying here and on social media’s twitter….
Joe Biden IS the front runner for the nomination….
It is his to lose….
Right now ?
Joe Biden would BEAT Donald Trump for the Presidency….
The election in a year and half away….