The “glass half full” view for Democrats is that Biden has led in nearly every head-to-head poll with Trump since mid-February, occasionally by double digits. The “glass half empty” view for them is that this is the latest poll, at a moment when other surveys show Trump’s job approval slipping and growing numbers blaming him for the coronavirus fiasco:
The president notched a 49/49 approval rating today in Fox’s survey, only the third time in the network’s polling during his presidency that he’s been under 50 percent disapproval. That “crisis bounce” isn’t completely gone yet, it seems. The true killer poll for Biden, though, was the one Ed flagged yesterday showing Trump leading him by eight points when voters were asked who’d be a better leader in a crisis. For Trump to have that kind of advantage at a moment as dire as the one we’re in, with the media in a frenzy over the feds’ poor preparations for the epidemic, is a blaring siren that the public is worried that Biden has “lost a step.”
Which means that a sustained outbreak until the election may, counterintuitively, work to Trump’s advantage. If nothing major were happening in the country, swing voters might feel safe ousting Trump in favor of Grandpa Joe in the belief that Biden won’t do much harm. End the Trump circus, let Biden be the figurehead of a cabinet of Dem experts. But because something extraordinarily major is happening, Biden’s senescence may be more of a liability. Do we want to trust a man who may not be “all there” to oversee a once-in-a-lifetime epidemic containment operation?
But I don’t know. Biden’s entire message since day one has been “Let’s get back to normal.” Americans will be desperately craving normalcy by November. Full Story - ALLAHPUNDIT - Hot Air
In the End - He's just another Politician
Bernie Sanders officially dropped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Despite early successes in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, Sanders failed to put up much of a fight against Joe Biden after the latter convincingly won South Carolina. And so, for the second campaign in a row, he has come up short against a weak but well-known presumptive front-runner.
Sanders held certain views they would abhor, views that he changed or abandoned when it became politically expedient. And that may be the most disappointing thing about Sanders: In the end, he stands revealed as just another guy all too happy to tell people what they wanted to hear