In the latest, by Morning Consult, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 47-44 percent, with a margin for error of +/- four points.
To say the least, we’ve had the “change” that Trump represented. But he now represents the more-of-the-same choice on the ballot.
This leads me to believe that most of Joe Biden’s gains in recent months have less to do with a rising confidence in Biden than in a declining confidence in Donald Trump.
The polling shows Joe Biden with very large leads in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, the three states that Trump carried in 2016 that enabled his Electoral College victory.
It’s only June. But you wouldn’t want to be Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale when he has to explain the situation to the boss.
Nationally, the gap between approvers (43%) and disapprovers is 10.3 percentage points.
Biden never addressed the Line 3 or Twin Metals projects during his presidential primary campaign, and he has continued to avoid taking a stand since becoming the likely Democratic nominee.
Sanders’ margins in Minneapolis and St. Paul weren’t enough to overcome his weakness elsewhere in the state.
Biden, with a minuscule state operation, benefited from the popularity of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who dropped out of the race the day before the primary and endorsed the former vice president.
“If you feel tired of the noise and the nonsense in our politics, and if you are tired of the extremes, you have a home with me,” Klobuchar said, adding: “And I think you know you have a home with Joe Biden.”
A recent poll found Rep. Rick Nolan slightly behind challenger Stewart Mills. If Nolan wants to hang on to his seat, he’ll need his voters to show up.
Now everyone can go back to liking Joe Biden.
The day came with a heaping serving of nostalgia for a time when progressives stood on principle and told the truth, political consequences be damned.
After the Democratic presidential debate, the conventional wisdom was that the potential Joe Biden candidacy had run out of time.
Instant analysts can wiff, but it’s hard to imagine Joe Biden jumping in and lesser-known candidates hanging on.
Plus: more questions about MNsure; Republican group targets state House races; a sample of the new ‘Cities 97 Sampler’; and more.
The US vice president’s visit comes amid rising tensions between Asia’s largest economies, China and Japan, over the former’s air defense zone.
WASHINGTON — Sullivan, Joe Biden’s top national security adviser, reportedly traveled to the Middle East in secret to help move the talks forward.
Chris Cillizza calls Klobuchar “the most talented — and effective — politician most people have never heard of.”
On gay marriage, gun control and a dogged determination to keep working across the aisle.