Despite the mainstream media actively choosing to ignore the sexual harassment allegations brought against the former vice president by his former staffer Tara Reade, it is impacting his charming public image. Well, his gaffes, memory losses, and fabricated stories haven’t helped his cause either. Emerson polling conducted a study showing Biden is dropping in polls and below Trump on one lucrative measure: who the public believes will be the next President of the United States.
The question asked to voters is “regardless of who you’re voting for, who do you think will win the Presidential election?” Donald Trump received 57% while Joe Biden received 43%. Another question speaks to the enthusiasm voters have for their candidate, which generally corresponds to more votes. “Nearly half of Joe Biden voters, 45% said they were very or extremely excited to support Biden in the general election, compared to 64% of Trump voters that said they were very or extremely excited to support Trump in November” reported the Emerson College Polling.
What then, will Democrats do in the untimely event that Biden is no longer a viable Trump opponent? Enter, Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Hill writes “eventually, the coronavirus will no longer excuse the former VP’s invisibility; he will have to engage in the kind of give-and-take that often shows him getting befuddled, including real – not scripted – town halls and interviews.” And when he does, “the public will see what numerous Democrats have noted sotto voce – Obama’s former wingman is struggling with some cognitive decline.”
The Hill says Dem party officials are worried about Sanders swooping in, and are desperately seeking backup plan upon a backup plan. One such idea “has been to convince Biden to step aside in favor of the very popular Michelle Obama, seen as a sure bet to beat Trump.” However, it seems the former first lady has no interest in heading back to the White House.
“That leaves Hillary Clinton,” writes The Hill. “Biden could choose Clinton as his running mate, and then step down before the election and allow Hillary to run in his place.” The thought of that is both amusing and nauseating at the same time. The Hill mentions a townhall Clinton recently shared with Biden on women’s issues, during which she “reminisced” about her time with Obama in the White House and “recalled meetings in the Situation Room.”
Sorry Biden, but one thing is for sure; The Hill is “With Her” not you. The media outlet claims Hillary “looks stronger and more fired-up than Biden” that she has more energy, and who can forget the ever-important “bigger following on social media.” Oh, and “she has a large devoted following who, like Hillary, still cannot believe she lost in 2016,” says The Hill. Except that those devoted anti-Hillary voters devoted to not seeing her in the White House is still the larger “following.”