Tuesday 21st of August 2018

biden's bid...


WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former Vice President Joe Biden would beat sitting President Donald Trump by seven points if he were to run for president in 2020, a new poll by Politico/ Morning Consult suggested on Tuesday.

A majority of US voters, 44 percent, said they would support Biden in the 2020 presidential election, while 37 percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump, the poll by Politico/ Morning Consult revealed.

Biden has not confirmed his intention to run for US presidency, but he has frequently hinted in interviews that he could throw his hat into the ring.

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The former vice president has the overwhelming support of Democrats, with 80 percent of Democratic voters saying they would be willing to back him in the next election, according to the poll.


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The survey was conducted from July 26 to July 30 among 1,993 registered voters.

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Trump's Approval Rating

Meanwhile, a report, recently presented by the Pew Research Center, says that President Donald Trump’s approval rating has not only remained stable during the first 18 months of his presidency, but surveys also reflect the biggest partisan gap in the history of modern polling.

Trump’s approval ratings have hardly moved in surveys conducted by Pew, and his June rating of 40 percent is nearly identical to the 39 percent who said they approved of his performance in February 2017, shortly after his inauguration, the report explained.

"There has also been a wider gap between Republicans’ and Democrats’ views of Trump than for any other US president in the modern era of polling," the report said.

The share of the public approving of Trump’s job performance is similar to the approval of Clinton (42 percent) or Reagan (44 percent) 18 months into their administrations, the report noted.

However, the 7 percent of Democrats who approve of Trump is lower than the 14 percent of Republicans who approved of O(bama)...


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"washington survivor"

Ever since Donald Trump’s presidency hit the 500-day mark, the media have been speculating daily about the next presidential election. As we watch the ongoing reality show, Nov. 3, 2020 seems like it will be the final episode of a multi-year season of “Washington Survivor.”

Which Democrat will rise above the pack? A few weeks ago, CNN published its ranking of the Democrats most likely to be the nominee, based on polling and lessons from history. In reverse order of likelihood, as of the end of July, they are:

Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio;

Former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu;

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey;

Governor Steve Bullock of Montana;

Former attorney general Eric Holder;

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont;

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York;

Senator Kamala Harris of California;

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts;

Former vice president Joe Biden.


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