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What Biden has going for him

Recently released national polls from NPR/Marist, Fox News, Morning Consult, Quinnipiac and IBD/TIPP show former vice president Joe Biden doing quite well, with his support ranging from 24 to 30 percent. In CBS’s Battleground Tracking poll of Super Tuesday states, Biden leads with 28 percent. Forty-one percent of voters also say he could beat President Trump (next is Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, with 33 percent). Similarly, Biden leads with 31 percent in Morning Consult’s four early-state poll.

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Joe Biden Keeps Grip On Democratic Race; President Trump Now Leads Warren, Sanders: IBD/TIPP Poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead the race for the Democratic nomination, the December IBD/TIPP Poll shows. Biden garnered 26% support, down slightly from 29% in November but the same reading as in October. And in head-to-head polls, only Biden among major Democratic candidates still leads President Trump, who moved ahead of Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as the Dow Jones industrial average moved to record highs.

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Joe Biden has 99 problems, but Ukraine ain't one

It's time for Americans to take a closer look at former Vice President Joe Biden, the man who stands about an even chance or so of becoming America’s next president. Biden has been wronged by President Donald Trump, who withheld $391 million in military aid from Ukraine while pressuring that nation's leader to announce a spurious criminal investigation into Biden’s son, Hunter. That does not mean that Biden is a saint, or that his past is free of scandals. As far as Biden is concerned, the lesson we should learn from the impeachment hearings is not that he did nothing wrong, but rather that we should separate truth from fiction.

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Joe Biden Retakes Lead From Elizabeth Warren; Both Beat Trump: IBD/TIPP

Former Vice President Joe Biden is back in front of Elizabeth Warren, the November IBD/TIPP Poll of the Democratic nomination contest finds. Biden had narrowly slipped from the top spot in October. Both candidates have solid leads over President Donald Trump in head-to-head polling, though Biden remains the Democrat best positioned to retake the White House in the 2020 election.

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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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