The polls keep saying the same thing for the Democrats….
Joe Biden ….
Donald Trump is NOT paramount concern….
Healthcare continues to be….
Elizabeth Warren continues to move up on Bernie Sanders….
The survey gave Joe Biden a big lead but what could be a fragile one. Thirty percent of those likely to vote in Democratic primaries and caucuses said they were supporting or leaning toward the former vice president. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was second at 15 percent; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren third at 10 percent; South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg fourth at 9 percent, and California Sen. Kamala Harris fifth at 8 percent.
The only other candidates backed by more than 1 percent were New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker at 2 percent, and former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro and former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper at 1 percent each.
A burst of excitement
The survey also measured interest in the Democratic field – and the prospect of potential support – in another way.
When asked which candidates they would be “excited” to see running, Democrats and independents showed a surge of enthusiasm since the USA TODAY/Suffolk survey in March for Buttigieg (up 24 points to 31 percent), Warren (up five points to 37 percent) and Harris (up four points to 40 percent). That sense of excitement had dropped since March for Biden (down eight points to 51 percent) and former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke (down eight points to 26 percent).
“After frontrunner Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren is the one who finishes in the money most,”….
Biden is trying to sell the feeling that he can bring America back to some sort middle ground that Donald Trump is fighting against….
Biden, who is leading the Democratic primary field in the polls, said he believes “one of the things I’m pretty good at is bringing people together,” before citing negotiations he took part in with Mitch McConnell, now the Senate majority leader.
“I know the new ‘New Left’ tells me that I’m — this is old-fashioned,” Biden said. “Well guess what? If we can’t reach a consensus in our system, what happens? It encourages and demands the abuse of power by a president. That’s what it does. You have to be able to reach consensus under our system — our constitutional system of separation of powers.”…
Joe Biden tells rich donor’s they are welcome to his camp….
Former Vice President Joe Biden told affluent donors Tuesday that he wanted their support and — perhaps unlike some other Democratic presidential candidates — wouldn’t be making them political targets because of their wealth.
“Remember, I got in trouble with some of the people on my team, on the Democratic side, because I said, you know, what I’ve found is rich people are just as patriotic as poor people. Not a joke. I mean, we may not want to demonize anybody who’s made money,”….
Invoking Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’s goal of political “revolution,” Biden suggested that he would be the antidote by making marginal changes that would improve the lives of working and middle class Americans without slapping onerous taxes on the rich…..