Dem update: Harris out, Biden re-emerges in polls

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Biden and Harris (Debate 2)The race to be the Democratic nominee for president has been upended in recent days with Joe Biden re-emerging as a front-runner but a longtime conservative predicts a far-left nominee will emerge.

The political news has been fast in recent days: Sen. Kamala Harris announced she was dropping out of the race while Biden is enjoying a whopping 27-percent polling number after headlines reported “fundraising woes” in late October.

“I continue to think it's completely wide open,” says longtime conservative activist Gary Bauer, a veteran of the Reagan administration who leads the Campaign for Working Families. 

Biden is maintaining the lead right now, Bauer says, “but it's among that portion of the Democrat Party that is shrinking and has less and less influence.”

The party is becoming more influenced by the far left, he says, who back Sen. Bernie Sanders or the other far-left candidates over Biden.

Bauer, Gary (American Values)According to RealClearPolitics, Sanders is currently trailing Biden 27 percent to 15 percent when five polls are averaged together, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren trailing third with 14 percent. The top five includes Pete Buttigieg polling at 11 percent and newcomer Michael Bloomberg polling in single digits at four percent.

Among the other top challengers trailing Biden, Bauer dismisses Buttigieg as a non-serious candidate and says billionaire Bloomberg will never get the nomination, either, because of his fortune.

“I don't think the socialist left of the Democratic Party,” Bauer says, “is going nominate a capitalist no matter how far left he may be on many of his positions." 

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