The Los Angles Times is out with a poll that really is NOT a surprise…..
Joe Biden IS the leader in the Democratic nomination race by a good amount….
Elizabeth Warren is either even or slightly ahead of Bernie Sanders who has slowly lost poll numbers over the last few months…
The poll debunks the media noise about the Democratic progressives being the most important base for the nomination…They aren’t….Both Warren and Biden are viewed to the RIGHT of Sanders…
Neither Warren or Sanders are gonna drop out of the race before Super Tuesday next year I’d think….
THAT would seem to point to Biden getting the nomination…
I’d be happy with a Biden/Warren 2020 Democratic ticket….
The Biden-Warren matchup, which many Democratic insiders think could be the final bracket of the primary contest, has begun to resemble a familiar pattern.
Democratic primaries have often featured an insurgent with strong backing from white, college-educated voters challenging an establishment-backed candidate with significant blue-collar and African American backing: Gary Hart versus Walter Mondale in 1984 and Paul Tsongas against Bill Clinton in 1992 are two examples of such “wine track” versus “beer track” races.
While this year’s contest differs from those in many ways, it has one big similarity: Warren, like the “wine track” candidates of previous years, needs to find a way to broaden her support, especially among African American and Latino Democrats.
Warren tied Biden with white college graduates at 23%, and was also essentially tied with him among the most liberal quarter of Democratic voters.
But her support fell to 9% among whites who did not graduate from college, 6% among nongraduates of all races, 3% among all African Americans and 7% among all Latinos, the poll found.
Warren “can’t have 6% of people without college degrees for her” and win, said Bob Shrum, director of USC’s Center for the Political Future, which cosponsored the poll. “She needs to build that up.”
The findings also offer some backing to Biden’s argument that he would give the Democrats their strongest chance in an election against President Trump: Potential swing voters in the general election see Biden as relatively close to their own position but view the other leading Democrats as further to the left, the poll finds…..