Polling: Joe Biden Is Losing Steam in the Democratic Primary, Ukraine Scandal Is Backfiring

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Posted: Oct 03, 2019 1:50 PM
Polling: Joe Biden Is Losing Steam in the Democratic Primary, Ukraine Scandal Is Backfiring

Source: AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Former Vice President Joe Biden may not be the frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic primary for much longer. 

According to the RealClearPolitics average, since August Biden has lost major steam in maintaining his lead against Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Further, news about the Bidens' dealings in Ukraine seems to be backfiring...and not on President Trump. A new Monmouth University poll shows talk of impeachment isn't hurting Trump's re-election chances and people have serious questions about why Hunter Biden locked down a series of expensive, sweetheart gigs overseas while his father was Vice President. 

The latest Monmouth University Poll also finds that Democratic voters nationwide are currently honing in on Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden as the leading contenders to take on Trump in 2020.  There are signs, though, that Biden could suffer some damage from the unfolding Ukraine story.

“Support for Trump’s reelection hasn’t budged, even after the events of last week. These revelations, or at least the way they were filtered through the media outlets used by different groups of voters, just served to confirm preexisting sentiment about the president on both sides,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

This particular question is interesting:

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Meanwhile, the Biden campaign continues to lash out against any scrutiny of Hunter Biden's business dealings overseas and has been accusing President Trump of abusing his power.