Trump says he’d ‘rather run against Biden than anybody’

Trump says he’d ‘rather run against Biden than anybody’

He is losing ground to the left-wing MA senator Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, the upstart mayor of South Bend, Indiana. And then there's everyone else: No other candidate is in double digits. Kamala Harris comes closest at 7%, and other numbers within the poll indicate some underlying strengths for her.

The clear winners in this new poll, released over the weekend, are Warren and Buttigieg.

Biden asks in his prepared remarks, "How many sleepless nights do you think Trump has had over what he's doing to America's farmers?"

One prominent absence was Biden, who leads in just about every national poll.

All 19 candidates made their pitches on Sunday, and "with only five minutes to make an impression on the world's most powerful white voters, all the Democrats took to the stage to deliver their best punch lines", Noah said, showing some jokes and grimacing.

The showdown between Biden and Trump began earlier in the day. And with less than eight months until the ever-crucial Iowa caucuses, operatives say the race is still anyone's for the taking. "Fully 72% of Black Americans say they are dissatisfied with the economic situation for Black Americans today (including 37% very dissatisfied), compared with 57 percent who are dissatisfied with the state of the USA economy in general". "I mean, being the former vice president of the United States, I think if he doesn't win Iowa, I think that could be the death knell of his campaign", Woodard said.

Should the party pick a progressive with bold policy ideas, such as Sanders, Warren or Buttigieg, or should it opt for Biden, a centrist with high name recognition in blue-collar states away from the liberal coasts? In 1980, George H.W. Bush emphasized the Iowa caucuses, and scored an upset victory over Ronald Reagan.

But Democratic candidates in their 40s and 50s - and even 37-year-old Pete Buttigieg - could yet seize the momentum and make their youth an issue in a country where many Democrats yearn for radical change.

Although he was booed at the California Democratic State Convention in San Francisco recently for trying to appear "moderate", Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is the candidate who is most in the mold of a Carter. One of the 32 counties in Iowa's 99 counties that Trump flipped from red to blue in 2016.

June 2-5, polled 600 likely caucus participants, and represents the first time Iowans will be allowed to participate in a virtual caucus online or over the phone under new rules proposed this year by the Iowa Democratic Party.

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