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The Democrats' faute de mieux front-runner

Is Elizabeth Warren the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination? You can make a strong argument that she is. You can also make the arguments that she is at most, a default front-runner and a problematic general election nominee.

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Trump's impeachment strategy plays to his base. But he needs independents in 2020.

It's widely acknowledged that, when facing the heat, President Donald Trump plays to his base — mostly on Twitter, where, as the impeachment inquiry has gained steam, he has referred to the House intelligence committee as "a totally compromised kangaroo court," suggested impeaching its chairman (who he decided to refer to as "Liddle") as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, though the House expels but does not impeach members and, after mocking the intelligence of NBC News' Chuck Todd, reiterated "I did NOTHING wrong."

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Five questions about the presidential race

The latest IBD/TIPP poll reveals some interesting nuggets that suggest the presidential race is very much in flux. It may not have been the debates alone, but rather the debates combined with Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (Vt.) declining polls and heart attack, open questions about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and former vice president Joe Biden, and solid progress by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg that have made the Democratic presidential nomination even more uncertain.

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Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders Continue to Trade Second Place Poll Position

While Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., continues to generate buzz, she has not been able to secure the second place poll position against Bernie Sanders, D/I-Vt., in 2020 Democratic presidential nomination polls. Despite his repeated gaffes and growing speculation over health concerns, Joe Biden continues to maintain his front-runner status.

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Polls show Elizabeth Warren gaining ground on Biden

Pundits’ predictions of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political demise, so frequently heard over the past year, have proved not only premature but dead wrong. Prognosticators declared her presidential candidacy dead on arrival even before her introductory campaign video intended to explain her Native American ancestry was widely panned as the political equivalent of the Hindenburg disaster. Warren has been belittled as Hillary Clinton-Redux, a shrill — read: female — Ivy League liberal certain to trigger the same misogyny that made Clinton Kryptonite to too many Americans. Her soak-the-rich policies have been derided as the worst of both worlds — not socialist enough to dislodge Sen. Bernie Sanders’ lock on the left-most quadrant of the Democratic party but too threatening to moderate Democrats to gain traction in the party’s middle.

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Biden Remains Strong, But Democrats Should Be Worried

Reprinted with permission from TheNewAmerican.com.

Try as they might, Joe Biden’s contenders for the presidency can’t seem to dent his firm lead in the polls, which means that rank-and-file voters aren’t, apparently, as worried about his becoming the nominee as political pundits are.

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Poll That Predicted Trump Win In 2016: Warren Catching Up To Biden, But That Could Be Bad News For Democrats

A new poll by Investor's Business Daily found that Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has pulled to within striking distance of front-runner Joe Biden, movement that follows the former vice president's repeated gaffs and comes amid glowing coverage of Warren by major media outlets. While Warren's momentum is good news for the progressive Massachusetts senator, the new survey from IBD/TIPP — which has been one of the most accurate pollsters in the last four elections, and the only major poll to give Trump the win in 2016 — might not be good news for Democrats.

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Wisconsin poll: Biden 51, Trump 42

No need to panic. Maybe the GOP will get lucky again next year when the Democratic nominee forgets to campaign there.

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Joe Biden Blows Donald Trump Away In 19th Consecutive Poll, But ‘New York Times’ Questions Why He’s Running

Since former vice president Joe Biden declared his candidacy for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination on April 25 of this year, 19 public polls pitting Biden directly against Donald Trump in a one-on-one matchup have been released. With the latest such poll released on Tuesday, according to The Hill, Biden continued his undefeated streak against the president, this time battering Trump with a 12-percentage-point margin of victory.

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