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O’Rourke Leads Liberal Straw Poll

15.6%

An early straw poll of members of the progressive group MoveOn.org shows a wide-open competition for liberal voters in the forthcoming 2020 Democratic presidential contest, NBC News reports. The most popular potential candidate was Beto O’Rourke at 15.6%, followed by joe Biden at 14.9%, and then Sen. Bernie Sanders with 13.1%.

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Biden Prone to Gaffes, Not Lies

“I am a gaffe machine, but my God what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth.”

— Joe Biden, quoted by CNN.

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Biden Favored in 2020 Presidential Field

28%

A new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll finds Joe Biden is the most popular Democrat in a potential 2020 presidential primary, with 28% of Democratic and independent voters saying they’d most likely vote for him. Biden is followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at 21% and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) at 7%. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) as well as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) — who are all openly considering 2020 campaigns — all polled in the low single-digits.

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Biden: GOP Either Lying or Stupid

“They’re either not telling the truth or they’re really stupid. Because there’s no way you can afford to cover pre-existing conditions without everybody being in on the deal.”

— Joe Biden, pushing back on claims by President Trump and fellow Republicans that the GOP can protect patients with pre-existing conditions better than Democrats, Politico reports.

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Biden: Trump Is More george Wallace than George Washington

“No president has ever led by fear. Not Lincoln. Not Roosevelt. Not Kennedy. Not Reagan. This president is more like George Wallace than George Washington!”

— Joe Biden, quoted by CNN at a rally in Florida.

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Biden: It’s Appropriate to Question His Age

“I think it’s totally appropriate for people to look at me and say if I were to run for office again, ‘Well God darn you’re old.’ … Well, chronologically, I am old.”

— Joe Biden, saying that it would be “totally legitimate” to question his age if he mounts a White House bid in 2020, CNN reports.

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Biden Leads Trump by 7 Points in 2020 Matchup

44% to 37%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in a possible presidential race, 44% to 37%.

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Joe Biden Doesn’t Like What the Trump White House Sniped About John McCain

But we doubt this is the lowest they will go.

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Sanders or Biden Would Beat Winfrey Handily

46% to 37%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would beat Oprah Winfrey in a head-to-head Democratic presidential primary match up, 46% to 37%. Former Vice President Joe Biden would beat Winfrey by a larger margin, 54% to 31%.

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Biden: We Are Battling for the Nation’s Soul

“If it wasn’t clear before, it’s clear now: We are living through a battle for the soul of this nation.”

— Former Vice President Joe Biden, writing in The Atlantic.