The Morning Consult poll isn’t exactly offering good news for Biden.
Yes, most Democrats haven’t turned on him. But a quarter would like to replace him and confidence is weak from his own party.
Twenty-six percent of Democratic voters in the May 2-3 survey said the party should select a different candidate for the 2020 general election, while 61 percent said Biden should still be the one to challenge President Donald Trump in November.
That’s not good news.
It might be attributed to fans of other candidates. Biden didn’t exactly win this naturally. He won because the DNC and other candidates decided that Bernie was getting too close to a win and that would wipe out the party’s chances.
That and Biden retained the support of black voters.
Black voters are still with Biden, but your average Mayor Pete supporter, never mind Sandernista, may not be.
Forty percent of Democrats under the age of 45 said the party should pick a different nominee, compared to 15 percent of those ages 45 and older.
All this stuff really doesn’t matter.
People have developed a newfound genius for believing whatever they want to at any given time. Once Biden is solidly the nominee, a lot of this will go away.
But, on the other hand, only 56% of Dem women find Biden’s denial credibility. 21% or 1 in 5 don’t.
This is not good news for Biden who was hoping to continue benefiting from the suburban women who turned on Republicans. Their votes may not switch, but the low lack of confidence could easily nullify the Democrat advantage there simply due to lack of turnout.