Van Jones Gives Dire Warning To Joe Biden
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A recently released poll conducted by Monmouth University revealed that 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has dropped to third place among the Democratic candidates. Biden is now trailing Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
On Monday, CNN host Van Jones reacted to the news, saying that if he was in the Biden campaign he "would be very concerned."
“Listen, this is not a good poll for Biden, and I do think that it speaks — you have to look at all the other polls, all that sort of stuff," Jones said. "But listen, first of all, look at the strength of the progressive block. You know, when you put Sanders and Warren together, I mean, that’s almost half the party going for candidates that are extremely, extremely progressive. This kind of cuts against the idea that the only thing that matters is electability. People may be recalculating what makes someone electable. I think the traditional wisdom has been you’re electable if you’re more appealing to moderates, if you can kind of get the independents. That narrative was really carrying Biden along. I think now you’re starting to see people make the case it’s going to be somebody who can — you’re electable if you can electrify. … If I were in the Biden camp, I would be very concerned about the fact that, right now, he’s holding his own in the top three against a whole bunch of other people, but look at that progressive block.”
He continued by noting that Warren is “the most impressive person on the scene right now. Because you’ve got to remember, she was written off for dead. … Listen, she is making inroads everywhere. She’s not making a bunch of enemies. She’s not making mistakes. She’s really, really doing something extraordinary right now.”Biden has maintained a strong lead among Democrats since he announced his candidacy but according to the Monmouth Poll Biden has slipped to just 19% support within the Democratic party.
“Biden has suffered an across the board decline in his support since June. He lost ground with white Democrats (from 32% to 18%) and voters of color (from 33% to 19%), among voters without a college degree (from 35% to 18%) and college graduates (from 28% to 20%), with both men (from 38% to 24%) and women (from 29% to 16%), and among voters under 50 years old (from 21% to 6%) as well as voters aged 50 and over (from 42% to 33%). Most of Biden’s lost support in these groups shifted almost equally toward Sanders and Warren,” the Monmouth poll said.
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