Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has had a very successful beginning to his 2020 campaign however a recent poll shows that his lead is starting to slip.
As of May 9th, Biden was leading the Democratic party by 27 points, receiving an astonishing total of 41% of Democrat primary voters.
According to a recent poll however, that lead is beginning to drop. Check out what the Daily Caller had to say:
That lead has dropped to 17 points as of Thursday afternoon, with Biden now siting at 34% in the RCP average.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has remained in second place since Biden entered the race on April 25.
The RCP average has Sanders at 175, followed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg rounds out the top five.
Biden and Sanders are currently the only candidates averaging above single digits.
This drop in support may be because of Biden's recent complacency on the campaign trail.
At his first campaign event Biden said, “I promise you this – no one – no one – is going to work longer and campaign harder to win your trust and support.” Just a few weeks later however, the former Vice President decided to skip the California Democratic Convention.
While 14 of the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates were at the event, former Vice President Joe Biden was instead at a small gathering for LGBTQ civil rights in Ohio.
The California event was a chance for Democratic candidates to get themselves in front of voters and more importantly the 200 delegates in attendance whose votes are needed to secure the Democratic nomination. Instead of attending, Biden simply chose to skip it.
Yes, Biden is leading the polls by a large margin with Democrat voters but he still needs the votes from 1000 delegates to become the Democratic nominee for 2020.
This isn’t the only time in recent weeks where Biden appeared to be complacent. The former Vice President was no where to be seen for Memorial Day events either.
Memorial Day is usually a time where Presidential candidates parade around, show themselves off, meet with the military or even visit a cemetery. Not Biden.
Check out what Breitbart reported back in May:
After attending a pair of fundraisers early last week in Florida, the former vice president went dark.
The Biden campaign did not respond to a request for comment from Breitbart News.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg attended a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony and a parade in South Bend, Indiana, on Monday, and Sen. Bernie Sanders held a series of ice cream socials with voters in New Hampshire on Monday and outlined his anti-war foreign policy on Sunday.
It’s unclear what Biden actually did on Memorial Day but he did send out a tweet.
“Every #MemorialDay, Jill and I remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our nation. Our troops are the heart, soul, & spine of America—may we never fail to honor the memory of those who have fallen and ensure their spirit lives on in both our words and deeds,” he said.
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