New Poll Has Joe Biden Nearly Tied For First Place With...Hillary Clinton

Posted: Nov 04, 2019 8:30 AM
New Poll Has Joe Biden Nearly Tied For First Place With...Hillary Clinton

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A new Harvard-Harris poll found former Vice President Joe Biden leading the field of candidates among Democratic voters, but if Hillary Clinton were to enter the race, he’d face stiff competition from the former secretary of state. 

“Suppose Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, and John Kerry decides to enter the race, who would you support as a candidate for President?" the poll asked.

Nineteen percent of Democratic voters said they would choose Biden while 18 percent were in favor of Clinton. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders followed, with 13 percent and 12 percent support, respectively. Kerry and Bloomberg were next, beating out the rest of the Democratic presidential candidates. 

When questioned without the hypotheticals, Biden received 33 percent support from Democrats. 

There have been rumors that Clinton would throw her hat in the ring again, fueled in no small part by Clinton herself. 

In an interview with PBS’s Judy Woodruff last month, Clinton joked that she could beat President Trump in 2020.

“You know, it truly is remarkable how obsessed he remains with me … maybe there does need to be a rematch,” she said. “Obviously, I can beat him again.”

Then, her former adviser Philippe Reines told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson recently that she hasn't closed the door on the possibility.

“So, I’m assuming what I just said and what we’re hearing is true, that if she thought she was in the best position to beat Donald Trump, she would get in the race,” Carlson said.

“You know, she ran for president because she thought she would be the best president,” Reines answered. “If she still thought that now, if she thought she had the best odds of beating Donald Trump — I think she would think about it long and hard.”