Biden Takes A Major Blow In Iowa.
Biden has been the Dem favorite practically ever since he announced that he is running. But apparently Iowa didn't get the memo, as he is by no means leading in the swing state. In fact, he has now fallen to fourth place when it comes to Iowa.
"A new poll of Iowa Democrats shows three 2020 candidates inching ahead of former vice president Joe Biden, signaling a tightening contest for the Democratic nomination.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday showed 20 percent of voters support Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., followed by 19 percent supporting South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 17 percent for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and 15 percent for Biden. The poll has a 4.5 percentage point margin of error.
Just three months shy of the Iowa caucus, Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Mary Snow described the heated competition as "a close race with a crowded field of frontrunners."
"While Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator Bernie Sanders have held top tier status in national polls for months, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins their ranks in the 2020 Iowa caucus. And it's a race that is up for grabs. Half of likely Democratic caucus-goers who support a candidate say they may change their minds before Feb. 3," Snow added.
Although Biden remains in the clear top tier of candidates, his slump in the polls both in Iowa and nationally has paved the way for other frontrunners to inch closer to him, and provide tight competition in the earliest primary states.
Fifty-two percent of likely Democratic voters surveyed said they could still change their minds before the first nominating contest in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, while 46 percent of voters said their mind is already made up."
So that means it is still anyone's game at this point. Biden is not shoo-in that he thought he was. It could very well be Fauxcahontas versus Trump in 2020.