A new Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday afternoon finds former Vice President Joe Biden is number one in the polls among Democrats and voters leaning Democratic, with his numbers rising 9 points over last month. That reflects other polls released today, including CNN’s that puts Biden in first place by 24 points.
Not only is Biden in first place, with 38%, the Q poll finds “56 percent say Biden has the best chance to beat President Donald Trump, followed by Sanders at 12 percent.”
Warren has jumped into the number two slot with 12%, rising 8 points over last month’s numbers.
Buttigieg is up 6 points, and takes the number four slot with 10%.
Senator Bernie Sanders is now in third place, dropping 8 points to 11%. Senator Kamala Harris takes 8% (no change) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke 5%, down 7 points. Senator Cory Booker comes in flat at 2%.
Meanwhile, Mayor Buttigieg’s increase in voter share is not the only good news for him. The Q poll also finds a large majority of American voters, 70%, say they would support a gay president. That even includes 46% of Republican voters.
On the other hand, 52% of those polled say they think America is not yet ready for a gay president. Just 32% say it is.
The poll also asked voters about leadership and policy.
“44 percent say Biden would be the best leader, with Sanders and Warren at 11 percent each.”
“23 percent say Biden has the best policy ideas, with Warren at 19 percent.”
Conservative Charlie Sykes tells Trump if he wants a pardon — he’ll have to admit he’s guilty first
Editor and creator of The Bulwark, Charlie Sykes, told MSNBC's Joy Reid that the most "Trumpy" of things President Donald Trump could do is pardon himself ahead of leaving office in January.
After the president pardoned ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, it sparked new anticipation on how Trump will protect himself from prosecution after leaving office. Trump was alleged to have committed at least ten acts of obstruction of justice by special counsel Robert Mueller. In that case, the Justice Department followed the internal rule that sitting presidents could not be indicted. Then, it stands to reason that the Justice Department would also follow a 1974 memo from the same Office of Legal Counsel that said a president could not pardon himself.
‘It’s pathetic’: John Avlon slams Trump’s ‘delusional’ fantasy that he’s winning by ‘a lot’
On CNN Wednesday, fact-checked John Avlon tore into President Donald Trump for his "delusional" claim that he's the real winner of the election.
"Let's not normalize that lie, because it is delusional," said Avlon. "It's the political equivalent of someone standing outside and saying that the sky is green, that the moon is made out of cheese and they're Napoleon. It's pathetic. It shows a fundamental disrespect for fact and reality, and frankly, his supporters as well. It's a symptom of an unwell person."
"We should not normalize it because it's just Trump lying trying to overturn the election as he wants to do. No, he's delusional," added Avlon. "People who follow him are being sucked into a vortex by someone who is struggling with his own soul."
New evidence shows GOP’s David Perdue might have lied about his knowledge of stock trades: report
On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that, despite Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) repeatedly claiming that his stock portfolio is managed by "outside" advisers, there is evidence that Perdue in fact personally made decisions on individual stock trades.
"On Wednesday, [The New York Times] reported that Perdue was investigated by the Department of Justice as it probed possible insider trading from a number of lawmakers over their investment activity around the coronavirus spread," reported Sam Brodey. "That investigation found that an executive at an Atlanta-based company called Cardlytics, where Perdue had previously served on the board, mistakenly sent Perdue a vague email in January saying changes were coming to the company."