Joe Biden

Biden To Skip Convention, Accept Nomination In DE

Bloomberg News reports: Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee this month to accept the Democratic nomination for president at the party convention due to concerns about the coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the travel plans. Biden had been expected to attend the convention in person and deliver his acceptance speech, but the campaign recently scrapped those plans. …

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Biden Camp To Spend $280M On Trump Pandemic Ads

CNN reports: Joe Biden’s campaign says it has reserved $280 million in television and digital advertising that it plans to use largely to hammer President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The presumptive Democratic nominee’s ads will often run 60 seconds rather than the more typical 30-second commercials, and will frequently feature Biden speaking directly into a camera, campaign …

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CBS Poll: Biden +4 In North Carolina, +1 In Georgia

Politico reports: Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has made inroads with white voters in two Southern states, improving his chances in North Carolina and Georgia, according to a CBS News poll released Sunday. The CBS News Battleground Tracker poll showed Biden leading President Donald Trump in North Carolina, 48 percent to 44, and edging Trump in Georgia by a single …

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New Georgia Poll: Biden And Trump In Dead Heat

Just in from Monmouth Polling: Donald Trump and Joe Biden are engaged in a tight race for Georgia’s electoral votes according to the Monmouth University Poll. Republicans, on the other hand, are in a good position to retain both of the state’s U.S. Senate seats. Among all registered voters in Georgia, Trump is supported by 47% and Biden is supported …

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Politico Accidentally Names Harris As Biden’s VP Pick

The Hill reports: Politico issued an apology for reporting that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to be his running mate, with the publication saying it regretted “the error and any confusion that it caused.” “Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks …

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New Maine Poll: Joe Biden +12, Sara Gideon +5

The Bangor Daily News reports: Democrats are leading in each of Maine’s three biggest races, according to a new poll, with House Speaker Sara Gideon, 2nd District Rep. Jared Golden and former Vice President Joe Biden holding leads with a little over three months until Election Day. The poll had Gideon with 44 percent of the vote compared to 39 …

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Sanders Campaign Co-Chair: Choosing Joe Biden Over Trump Is Like Only Having To “Eat Half A Bowl Of Shit”

Peter Nicholas writes at The Atlantic: “We have to be true to ourselves and acknowledge that Biden is a mediocre, milquetoast, neoliberal centrist that we’ve been fighting against in the Democratic establishment,” Cornel West, the Harvard University professor and a Bernie Sanders supporter, told me. If Sanders’s primary voters stay home on Election Day out of pique, that could damage …

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NBC North Carolina Poll: Biden +7, Cunningham +9

NBC News reports: Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 7 points in the key swing state of North Carolina, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll. Voters also favor Democratic Senate and gubernatorial candidates and say by 2 to 1 that the state was right to balk at the Trump administration’s Charlotte convention plans . Among registered voters, Biden, …

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CBS News Ohio Poll: Trump And Biden Effectively Tied

CBS News reports: Most parents are wary of sending their children back to school in the face of it, and they feel the president doesn’t care as much about the risks to their kids. Most Americans support the aim of the protests — and Biden leads among all of them. In the upper Midwest, we see this playing out in …

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POLL: Biden +5 In FL, Biden +4 In AZ, Biden +8 In MI

CNN reports: With 100 days remaining until Election Day, voters in three critical battleground states swing in former Vice President Joe Biden’s way, according to new Arizona, Florida and Michigan CNN polls conducted by SSRS. In Florida (51% Biden to 46% for President Donald Trump) and Arizona (49% Biden to 45% Trump), registered voters break in Biden’s favor by single-digit …

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ABC: Biden At 279 Electoral College Votes, 270 To Win

ABC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a discernible — though not insurmountable — Electoral College advantage over President Donald Trump, with multiple paths to the presidency but little margin for error, according to ABC News’ initial ratings for the 2020 general election. With this weekend marking 100 days to Election Day, ABC’s race ratings place 279 electoral …

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New Fox Polls: Biden +11 In PA, +13 In MN, +9 In MI

Fox News reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania, according to Fox News statewide registered voter surveys. Biden benefits from strong support among women, nonwhite voters, and those living in suburban areas, while Trump suffers from a lackluster performance among men and White voters. In each state’s head-to-head …

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New Quinnipiac Florida Poll: Joe Biden +13 Over Trump

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: In the race for the White House, former Vice President Joe Biden opens up a big lead over President Trump. Voters back Biden 51 – 38 percent over Trump. In an April 22nd poll, it was close with Biden at 46 percent and Trump at 42 percent. Democrats back Biden 89 – 2 percent, independents …

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Joe Biden +6 Over Trump In New Florida Poll

Florida Politics reports: A new survey shows Joe Biden’s support on the rise in the Sunshine State. If the presidential election were held today, 50% of Florida voters would pick Biden and 44% would vote for Donald Trump, according to fresh numbers from St. Pete Polls. Another 2% of voters plan to vote for a third-party candidate while 3% remain …

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Joe Biden Publicly Calls Trump “Racist” For First Time

The Washington Post reports: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, on Wednesday called President Trump the country’s first racist to be elected to the White House. The former vice president’s blunt assessment came during a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International Union after a health-care worker expressed concern that Trump continues to blame Asians for the …

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Biden Team Blasts GOP Senator Over Ukraine Probe

NBC News reports: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Tuesday launched a highly personal broadside at Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, for pushing forward a committee inquiry into the presumptive Democratic nominee’s past dealings with Ukraine while he was vice president. Among other things, the Biden campaign is accusing Johnson of being …

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Reuters: Biden +8, Big Advantage Among Undecided

Reuters reports: Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 8 percentage points in support among registered voters, and the former vice president appears to have a significant advantage among voters who are undecided, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Reuters/Ipsos polling in 2016 found that support was evenly split that summer between Trump and then Democratic nominee Hillary …

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Biden Puts Kremlin On Notice Over Election Meddling

Joe Biden writes for Medium: In spite of President Trump’s failure to act, America’s adversaries must not misjudge the resolve of the American people to counter every effort by a foreign power to interfere in our democracy, whether by hacking voting systems and databases, laundering money into our political system, systematically spreading disinformation, or trying to sow doubt about the …

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Biden +8 Over Trump In New Fox News National Poll

Fox News reports: Coronavirus infected the election. The virus is the top issue to voters, over half of them disapprove of how Trump’s handling it, and they increasingly trust Joe Biden to do a better job on it. That keeps Biden ahead in the presidential race, according to a Fox News survey of registered voters. Biden leads by 8 points …

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Biden Vows To Reverse Pentagon’s Ban On Pride Flags

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: New guidance from Defense Secretary Mark Esper on flag displays at military installations is being hailed for prohibiting the display of Confederate flags — but the memo also bans the display of LGBTQ Pride flags, the Washington Blade has learned. A Pentagon spokesperson affirmed Friday a read of the guidance — which excludes …

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