Morning Consult: Biden Reclaims National Lead

Posted: Mar 03, 2020 1:45 PM
Morning Consult: Biden Reclaims National Lead

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Former Vice President Joe Biden racked up high-profile endorsements left and right on Sunday and Monday, giving the presidential hopeful’s campaign a much-needed breath of fresh air. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg exited the race and quickly endorsed Biden, and former candidate Beto O’Rourke followed suit. Other party leaders and former Obama officials joined as well, including former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Susan Rice.

This overwhelming support for former Vice President Biden, ahead of crucial Super Tuesday votes, is reflected in Tuesday’s Morning Consult poll:

Sen. Sanders still leads the delegate projections ahead of Super Tuesday votes, so Biden has to perform well. This mass effort to unite behind the former vice president signals fear within the Democratic Party of a Bernie Sanders nomination.

Despite other establishment colleagues exiting the race and uniting behind Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) remains in the race, even though her path to victory is virtually non-existent. Sen. Warren remains opposed to a Biden nomination:

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