The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy...everything that has made America -- America --is at stake. That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States. #Joe2020 https://t.co/jzaQbyTEz3
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 25, 2019
He makes clear he's running not against any Democratic primary candidate, but against Trump.
Just-released polling pitting Biden against President Donald Trump gives the former six-term Delaware Democratic Senator a strong lead.
Biden takes 42% of registered voters, Trump takes just 34%, which shows that a portion of Trump's base is at least on the fence. 19% say they aren't sure yet.
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A new Morning Consult/Politico poll found Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by 8 percentage points in a hypothetical matchup, 42% to 34%. Biden has a significant edge over Trump among women (17 points), millennials (22 points) and independents (10 points). https://t.co/eHrVDdhcXZ
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) April 25, 2019
And within an hour of his announcement, the former Vice President picked up the endorsements of two U.S. Senators: Bob Casey (D-PA) and Chris Coons (D-DE). Coons won Biden's former Senate seat.
Biden is also trending on Twitter, taking four of the top ten slots:
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