Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden cemented his position at the top of a crowded field even after enduring one of his worst weeks in the presidential campaign according to a new poll of all Democratic hopefuls.
The former Vice President proved formidable despite his most recent blunder of praising the work he did with segregationist senators when they served together in the 1970s. As a result, Politico gave Biden a new nickname: Teflon Joe.
Joe Biden’s all-too-friendly touching of women in the MeToo era was supposed to be toxic to his presidential campaign. Critics thought his flip flop on subsidized abortions would show how deeply out of touch he was with the modern Democratic Party.
The latest controversy buffeting his campaign — his statements about his working relationships with Dixiecrat segregationists when they served in the U.S. Senate together more than 40 years ago — has chewed through news cycles for the past week.
Yet none of it seems to have damaged his standing in the race.
Biden remains the front-runner in national polls and in the four early states. And according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll taken several days after hiscomments about the racist lawmakers made headlines, his most recent flap isn’t hurting his chances in a significant way.
There are two Americas. There’s the America we live in that focuses on what politicians and pundits say and do on Twitter. And there’s the rest of America who doesn’t really care what politicians and pundits say and do on Twitter. If you’re in the first group, you saw a lot of commentary from libs that Joe Biden had the worst week of his 2020 campaign and that his support among Dems was cratering over his past work with segregationist senators.
Except it’s that second group of Americans that matters and this new Morning Consult poll shows their support of the 2020 Dem frontrunner is unchanged.
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