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Pity Party: Only 55% of Democrats Think Biden Best Candidate To Run Against Trump

[dropcap style=”dropcap_style1″ textcolor=”#000000″ background=”#ffffff” fontweight=”900″]Joe Biden, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, got there on a ‘last-man-standing’ type of scenario. Biden had pretty poor performances at the debates and didn’t have much primary support until South Carolina and Super Tuesday. Yet as each candidate dropped out, one by one, name recognition and money kept Biden afloat. Consequently, poll numbers show trouble in paradise for Democrats and their given nominee. Just The News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen report that just “55% of Democrats think Joe Biden is their strongest 2020 White House candidate to run against President Trump.”

Here’s where everyone falls: Sanders is in second at 20%, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) comes in next with 14%. 4% picked “some other candidate” and 7% said they were “not sure.” The Poll also asked “Which Democrat would be the strongest candidate to run against President Trump in this year’s election? Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, or Andrew Cuomo? Biden pulled out ahead, but only with 35%. Sanders came in second with 18%, Cuomo third at 15%, “some other candidate” received 14% and a whopping 18% chose “not sure.”

Rasmussen explains that he “pulled a crosstab that highlights the challenge for Biden. Among Democrats who think he is their party’s strongest nominee, just 3% would vote for Trump, 1% for some other candidate and 1% are undecided. That’s a total of only 5% not committed to Biden.”

However, “among those who think Sanders is the strongest Democrat, 7% say they would vote for Trump, 8% for some other candidate, and 10% are undecided.” That means a “total of 25% not committed to Biden.” What that shows is “a sliver of Sanders’ supporters say they will select Trump over Biden.”

Rasmussen states that the likelihood when it comes down to voting day is Democrats will vote for their party’s nominee. “That happens in every election cycle. Some, though, will not. Others may simply stay home. And, it’s important to recognize that every nomination contest has unique circumstances.”

However, this poll suggests a unique pull. “By including all Democrats who think Biden is not the strongest candidate, 12% said they would vote for Trump, 7% for Some Other Candidate, and 13% are undecided.”

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