Although former Vice President Joe Biden is rising in the polls, it appears that the Democratic party’s enthusiasm for him is not all that high.
According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 77% of Democratic voters think that Biden will win the nomination. Despite this high number, only 48% of voters said that they were enthusiastic about Biden being the nominee.
“Just 48% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters expressed enthusiasm about Biden as the nominee,” the Daily Wire reports. “Another 21% said they would be markedly upset. Given that Biden will be taking on an incumbent president, low enthusiasm (and nearly a quarter of voters outright opposed) could be damaging in battleground states where voter turnout will be a deciding factor. There will certainly be a decline if Sanders’ supporters boycott the Democrats’ nominee over charges of a “stolen” process.”
Check out what the Huffington post reported:
Sentiment about the candidates is divided sharply along generational lines: 62% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters aged 45 and older would be enthusiastic about Biden as the nominee, while just 28% under age 45 say the same. In contrast, 55% of those younger voters, but just 29% of the older group, would be enthusiastic about a Sanders nomination.
Similarly, 37% of those under 45, but just 9% of those 45 and older, would be upset if Biden won the nomination. If Sanders prevails, 34% of the older group would be upset, compared to 18% of those in the younger demographic.
About two-thirds of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters say they’re at least satisfied with the current field of candidates overall, with a quarter dissatisfied or worse.
Part of the reason why Biden’s enthusiasm levels among Democrat voters is low, may be because of his mental decline.
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