While the coronavirus pandemic stuffed the 2020 Presidential election into the background that does not mean the campaign stopped entirely.
Things are not going according to plan for the Democrats.
Joe Biden was in for a rude awakening when this brand new poll went public.
Democrats had hoped that the coronavirus outbreak would boost Joe Biden’s chances by focusing the spotlight on President Trump and the administration’s response to the national crisis.
This would allow Biden to recede into the background and distract voters from the growing concerns about the former Vice President’s alleged cognitive decline.
Those hopes were dashed as series of polls found the American people approving of Donald Trump’s performance in managing the coronavirus pandemic.
But the really bad news hit the Biden campaign in a brand new ABC/Washington Post poll.
That survey found voter enthusiasm for Joe Biden at the lowest levels ever recorded for a Democrat candidate.
ABC News reported, that “Indeed, strong enthusiasm for Biden among his supporters – at just 24% – is the lowest on record for a Democratic presidential candidate in 20 years of ABC/Post polls. More than twice as many of Trump’s supporters are highly enthusiastic about supporting him, 53%.”
“While trailing Trump by 29 points in high-level enthusiasm, Biden makes up some of the difference with those who are “somewhat” enthusiastic. But he still trails Trump by 12 points in the combined measure, 74 vs. 86%,” ABC also reported.
ABC noted that these enthusiasm numbers were nearly identical to those testing the passion of Trump voters against Hillary Clinton voters in 2016.
“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton found herself in largely the same position four years ago. She, too, had a slim lead among Democrats for the nomination and ran essentially evenly with Trump among registered voters. And she lagged in enthusiasm, with a low of 32% very enthusiastic in September 2016. Biden is 8 points under that mark now,” ABC also reported.
To top it all off, the only candidates that came in lower than Biden in terms of voter enthusiasm were John McCain and Mitt Romney – both of whom last in landslides.
“As few as 17% of former Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain’s supporters were very enthusiastic about his candidacy in 2008, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney saw 23% in 2012. The poor omen for Biden is that Clinton, McCain and Romney all lost,” ABC added.
Biden will try to close this enthusiasm gap by selecting a female running mate.
Senators Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar are at the top of the list.
Congresswoman Val Demings – who took part in the impeachment hoax as a House Manager – is also on the list.
But at the end of the day voters do not turn out for the Vice President.
The top of the ticket drives everything and Biden is not a candidate that will generate a groundswell of passion among his supporters.
Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.