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Biden Remains Front Runner By Large Margin, Despite Debate Pummeling

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Former Vice President Joe Biden remains a Democratic front runner in the 2020 presidential elections, a Quinnipiac poll reveals.

An August Quinnipiac University poll reveals that 49 percent of voters believe that the former vice president has the best chances of beating President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election – and 50 percent of voters said they believe electability is more important in a candidate than compatibility with “your views on issues.”

Biden also retains 32 percent of Democrats and independent voters leaning Democrat. The former vice president has only slipped two points since July, despite attacks from his fellow candidates at both Democratic debates.

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in at 21 percent, Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris came in at 7 percent, and Democratic Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders came in at 14 percent.

The poll surveyed 807 Democrats and independent voters leaning towards Democrat between August 1 and 5 with a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points, including the design effect.

Biden reportedly had to scramble to reassure donors after his first performance at the June Democratic debates and after it became clear he had slipped in the polls, according to Politico.

The former vice president’s support dropped 10 percentage points after his debate performance, according to a Morning Consult/FiveThirtyEight poll, and he reportedly hired a speech coach one day after his June performance at a 2020 Democratic presidential debate.

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