Vice President Joe Biden, who has been the leading Democratic contender since the campaign season began, is seeing his polling numbers drop along with his fundraising efforts.
Biden’s campaign reported raising $15.2 million in the third quarter, a substantial drop from the previous quarter. In contrast, a number of his rivals did better. Senator Bernie Sanders, recently hospitalized following a heart attack, raised $25.3 million for the quarter; Senator Elizabeth Warren reported $24.6 million; and Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $19.1 million.
The Democrat with the most momentum right now is Elizabeth Warren, who keeps improving her ability to communicate complex issues like “Medicare for All” and a wealth tax to voters. As a result, she is now pulling ahead of Biden in some state and national polls.
Warren has shown she will aggressively go after corporate greed and promote the breakup of monopolies such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon.
Last week, a leaked audio of Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, called Senator Warren “an existential threat.”
TREND FORECAST: In the early rounds of The Presidential Reality Show®, it’s shaping up to be Biden vs. Trump in the race for the White House.
Although Joe Biden is still ahead in the polls among his Democratic rivals, as the impeachment process against Trump escalates, we forecast damaging information about how and why the former Vice President’s son, Hunter, was awarded a $50,000 a month position on the Board of Directors of Burisma Energy in Ukraine, will be a strong negative for Biden.
Absent any wild cards, Elizabeth Warren, who is running a strong second against Biden to get the Democratic nomination, will gain strong support from Millennials, Generation Z, and women voters and will win the popular vote over Donald Trump. At this stage of the campaign, however, it is unlikely she will beat Trump in critical swing states, thus he will win a majority of the electoral vote.