Will voters stick with Biden outlook or take US another way?
By: JENNIFER E. KIRSCHNER | Updated: Sep 27, 2016 09:35:00 PM
Joe Biden is a leading contender for the US presidential nomination in 2016, but a recent survey of Americans reveals that just one-quarter (26%) are confident in his ability to be president, while the overwhelming majority (79%) are dissatisfied with the Democratic US presidential nominee. These sentiments have contributed to the rise of Sanders (who is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination) as a contender, with the recent polls showing him with double-digit support.
The poll findings are not surprising – Sanders is seen as the strongest in the general election for Democratic voters and the party’s base voters. The poll’s findings may also suggest the next nominee’s political leanings will be an issue in the general election.
Still, this trend is not surprising to voters who are dissatisfied with the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden – who just recently ran for the Democratic nomination and did not get the party’s nod. In a recent poll, Biden was chosen by 41% of respondents as a top contender for the general election.
Voters who disapprove of Joe Biden’s performance in office are not likely to make up their mind about what is right and wrong with Trump as he begins the transition into the world of politics.
In addition, those who are dissatisfied with the Democratic nominee may still be open to the idea of one more change in the system – and one of these could be a change in the party itself. Biden is seen as a strong candidate, and many of his views and perspectives on issues may appeal to voters who support one of the more traditional parties.
The poll also shows that Biden and Sanders have similar strengths, but that Sanders is seen as the most likely candidate for the Democratic nomination.
A recent poll shows that the public is evenly split between Biden and Sanders for the