US Democratic frontrunner Biden drops in polls after debate

Wednesday, 03 Jul, 2019

"Round 1 of the Democratic debates puts Senator Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden on two different trajectories, as support for Harris surges but continues to slip for Biden".

"She played low ball, which was out of character".

The younger Mr Biden said: "Everybody has trauma. She's much too intelligent, she's been able to be successful thus far, why do you have to do that".

The toplines are Biden 22%, Harris 20%, Warren 14%, Sanders 13%.

Her Democratic competition has her back on this one. "Very early on there was buzz ..."

Biden lost ground, but he still won on both the question of which candidate to support, and which candidate can beat Trump.

After this week, "That shit ain't happening".

But that's a drop from 32 per cent support in late May, while Harris, a California Senator whose exchange with Biden on racial discrimination was seen as a standout moment during the debates, saw her standing rise to 17 per cent in the CNN poll, putting her in second place.

On the other hand, Harris was asked once whether she would accept a spot as Biden's vice president in the event that he wins the nomination.

De Blasio noted that polls will see "massive swings" in the next months and says his numbers will increase "as I get a chance to introduce myself and talk about what we've achieved in the city".

Wilson, who served in the Florida Senate in 2008, was one of the first elected officials to endorse Obama in 2008. That figure doesn't consist of these that divulge she is their best option for nominee. "So I will tell you that on this subject, it can not be an intellectual debate among Democrats".

Democratic and independent voters also said they wanted to know more about her, with 30 percent saying they'd be interested in learning more about her campaign. "It's disgusting. ... Harris' family were actually slave owners".

Mr. Biden was at 16% support, down 5 points from the earlier poll. Sen.

But for many commentators the bigger sign of her having sped to the top of the pack, is something Donald Trump Jr retweeted and then deleted: "Kamala Harris is *not* an American Black. When I say working people first, I can prove I've done something about it and I think people are going to hear that", he said. "Most folks aren't looking at that as something where, hey, 'Biden was against civil rights carte blanche'".

"Couldn't they at least pretend that it was semi-organic?" a supporter said to Politico.

This is a rather silly story. With these two new supporters, Harris now has six endorsements from the CBC. Kamala Harris surged an nearly equal amount forward, picking up 9 points to go from 8% to 17%. It's the essence of what passes for "debate" in American primaries.

According to an analysis by FiveThirtyEight, Warren and Harris overperformed during the first debate while Biden underperformed.