It looks like some of the bad press that Biden has gotten in the past few weeks has soured some voters in Iowa against him.
Although he’s still in front, he’s shed a lot of support from a previously enormous lead.
The Iowa Poll, conducted by veteran pollster Ann Selzer for the Des Moines Register and CNN, found former Vice President Joe Biden leading the Democratic field with 24 percent of the vote.
Buttigieg bounced just in time for pride week or whatever:
The race for second place is a statistical tie between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), at 16 percent; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), at 15 percent; and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 14 percent.
It’s important to note that Sanders and Warren are likely splitting the progressive weirdo vote. If one drops out, the other could shoot up.
And poor Kamala is takin up the rear:
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is the only other candidate who registers significant support. She clocked in at 7 percent of the vote. Six percent of voters said they were not sure who they would choose on caucus night.
Eight months before voters head to their caucus sites, though, the poll shows movement within a Democratic primary that is still wide open.
I think people saw Biden as the safe candidate, but with the terrible press he’s gotten lately, he doesn’t seem nearly as safe now, and that will erode his support. But is it enough for the socialist twins to overtake him? Only time will tell….