– News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.
Joe Biden solidifies his front-runner status with a substantial post-announcement bump in first poll conducted after formally announcing he was throwing his hat in the ring.
Various bumblings along the way to his long expected official announcement as well as in spite of backlash from certain factions within primary the Democratic party, Biden not only enjoyed an eleven percent uptick in his polling numbers prior to his formally acknowledging that he is running, Biden also blew past Bernie Sanders, his long ongoing parring partner in the polls, as well as also left the also-rans in the dust.
Former Vice President Biden’s flash polling numbers were thirty-nine percent among prospective Democratic voters, over twenty percentage points better than Sanders’ fifteen percent.
Biden also polled five times or more better than a pack of also-rans consisting of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (8%), South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (7%), former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke (6%), and California Senator Kamala Harris (5%).
And as for the remaining 17 candidates and assumed ones who were also included in this CNN/SSRS poll, each individually received support of 2% or less.
While admittedly before the official start of the 2020 presidential primary season going, for all of talk of new blood with the Democratic Party, so far it would appear at this point that both the Democratic presidential primaries and then the 2020 presidential general election are shaping up to be battles royale between grumpy old men.