Joe Biden is now the target for other Democrats to go after with his commanding lead in the polls….
Biden IS running as a moderate Democrat….
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) on Tuesday pushed back against criticism of his forthcoming climate plan by progressives who have characterized it as a “middle ground” approach to addressing global warming.
“You never heard me say middle of the road. I’ve never been middle of the road on the environment,” Biden told reporters in New Hampshire. “Tell her to check the statement that I made and look at my record.”
“I don’t think she was talking about me,” Biden added.
His office did not immediately respond to an inquiry about which statement of his he was referencing.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized Biden’s forthcoming climate plan last week and again at a Monday night rally in support of the Green New Deal.
“This is a dealbreaker. There is no ‘middle ground’ w/ climate denial & delay,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted last week….
Bernie Sanders continues to fall behind Joe Biden in the polling….
And he’s losing support from his sweet spot to Biden and Elizabeth Warren …
Sanders is the only person running for the Democratic Presidential nomination that is within striking distance of Biden right now…And Sanders isn’t actually a Democrat…
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has seen his support drop sharply among the young voters that have powered his rise in Democratic politics, according to a new poll.
The survey from Morning Consult finds that Sanders’s support among people between the ages of 18 and 29 has dropped from 45 percent in March to 33 percent in May.
Sanders’s support with the youngest voters, who propelled his surprising challenge to then-Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in 2016, has steadily declined in the poll since topping out at 46 percent in late February.
Overall, former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a big lead over the Democratic field, coming in at 39 percent support among Democratic primary voters polled, followed by Sanders at 19 percent and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.) at 8 percent each. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is at 6 percent and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) is at 5 percent.
Biden’s support among the youngest voter set has risen from less than 20 points last month to 24 percent in the latest survey. Warren has also seen an uptick among young voters, further contributing to Sanders’s decline….
Campaigning in New Hampshire, Joe Biden predicted that once President Trump is out of office, Republicans will have “an epiphany” and work with Democrats toward consensus, Bloomberg reports.
Playbook: “One truly wonders what available evidence there is to come to a conclusion like this. When Biden was last in office, he was Obama’s link to Mitch McConnell — so he does have recent experience working with Senate Republicans. But very, very few people think the GOP is on the brink of a bipartisan epiphany.”