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2020 Road to the White House

After ‘Significant Drop’ Biden Now Tied With Sanders and Warren as Democratic Primary Becomes ‘Volatile’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has suffered a “significant drop” in the latest Monmouth nationwide poll, leading to “a virtual three-way tie” between the months-long front-runner, and Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Both Senators now have 20% of the Democratic vote each, with the former Vice President coming in at 19%.

“Compared to Monmouth’s June poll, these results represent an increase in support for both Sanders (up from 14%) and Warren (up from 15%), and a significant drop for Biden (down from 32%),” the Monmouth University Polling Institute reports.

Monmouth says its new poll “suggests the 2020 presidential nomination process may be entering a volatile stage,” and says “confusion over ‘Medicare for All'” may be a contributing factor.

Other Democratic presidential candidates have not moved much since the June poll.

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) remains at 8%. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) jumps up two points to 4%, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg ties Sen. Booker after dropping one point.

Related: Susan Sarandon Scorched for Throwing Shade at Elizabeth Warren During Bernie Sanders Event (Video)

Andrew Yang moves up one point to 3%. Former cabinet secretary Julián Castro, who was at less than one point in June is now at 2%, tying with former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who has dropped one point, and Marianne Williamson, who rose one point.

Monmouth describes the former Vice President’s results as “an across the board decline,” including double-digit drops with white Democrats (from 32% to 18%), voters of color (from 33% to 19%), voters without a college degree (from 35% to 18%), voters under 50 years old (from 21% to 6%), and with both men (from 38% to 24%) and women (from 29% to 16%).

“Most of Biden’s lost support in these groups shifted almost equally toward Sanders and Warren.”

 

 

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2020 Road to the White House

‘First Major Shakeup’: Warren ‘Has Surged’ to First Place Ahead of Biden and Sanders in Iowa Caucuses Poll

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “has surged” in Iowa, jumping ahead of both former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the just -released Des Moines Register poll of likely Iowa Caucuses voters.

It is the first time Warren has placed first. She comes as the first choice of 22% of voters. Biden grabbed 20%, and Sanders falls to third place with just 11%.

“This is the first major shakeup,” said J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., which conducted the poll, the Des Moines Register reports. “It’s the first time we’ve had someone other than Joe Biden at the top of the leader board.”

Iowa is considered a crucial state for primary candidates to win.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg comes in fourth with 9%, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is at 6%. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) are each at 3%.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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2020 Road to the White House

Two LGBTQ Democratic Presidential Candidate Events – Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang Won’t Participate in Either

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Andrew Yang are the only two top Democratic presidential candidates who are declining to participate in both LGBTQ candidate forums. The first, hosted by GLAAD, The Advocate, The Gazetteand One Iowa, will be held Friday evening in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The second, hosted by HRC and CNN will take place in October in Los Angeles.

The ten Democratic presidential candidates who agreed to participate in Friday’s LGBTQ Presidential Forum are Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Julián Castro, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Joe Sestak, and Marianne Williamson, according to The Advocate. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke appears to be the only other top Democratic candidate who will not be participating in Friday’s event, but he is slated to participate in the second event.

The LGBTQ Presidential Forum can be watched live via YouTube (video embedded below) starting at 7PM Central, 8 PM Eastern.

The evening will be hosted by “Pose” star Angelica Ross, who wasn’t shy about comments she was receiving about Senator Sanders’ decision to decline to participate.

She later tweeted this explanation:

The Advocate reported Senator Sanders is “the only frontrunner who will miss both events aimed at discussing LGBTQ equality and rights,” noting his “team has cited ‘scheduling conflicts’ for both events.”

Friday’s LGBTQ Presidential Forum is open to all Democratic presidential candidates. Next month’s HRC/CNN LGBTQ Town Hall is limited to only those who meet the DNC’s debate requirements. Nine candidates have agreed to participate in October. They are: Tom Steyer, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

Watch Friday’s LGBTQ Presidential Forum here:

 

 

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Warren Wins Endorsement of Progressive Organization That Backed Sanders in ’16

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A top progressive organization that backed Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the 2016 presidential primary over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday announced it is endorsing Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Working Families Party’s endorsement, The New York Times reports, is “a boon to her candidacy as she attempts to position herself as the main challenger to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.”

The Times adds that “Warren continues to make inroads among the party’s progressive base.” And it call the endorsement “one of the few by an influential progressive organization this early in the primary,” which “is sure to turn heads among left-leaning Democrats who are desperate to defeat the current front-runner, Mr. Biden, in a primary election where their party’s ideological future is at stake.”

Tens of thousands of  Working Families Party members chose to throw their weight behind Sen. Warren on the first ballet, with the Massachusetts Democrat earning more than 60 percent of the vote.

“Senator Warren knows how to kick Wall Street kleptocrats where it hurts, and she’s got some truly visionary plans to make this country work for the many,” Working Families Party’s national director Maurice Mitchell said.

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