With the Iowa caucuses coming up, 2020 Democrats are under more pressure than ever to do well in the state. The caucuses will greatly play a role in who wins the Democrat nomination, whether or not left-wing voters feel confident enough to back certain candidates, etc. As the new year continues to play out, three Democrats have already dropped out of the race.
With the approach of the Iowa caucuses, 2020 Democrat Joe Biden is doing all he can to regain ground in the state. Washington Examiner reports that despite Biden’s exterior of confidence, he’s shaken by where he stood not too long ago.
Prior to Monday, the former vice president came in at fourth place in Iowa; as such, Biden did all that he could to campaign in the state and outdo candidates who were beating him. Those candidates were Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg.
A Closer Look at Biden’s Desperation to Win in Iowa
The former vice president has previously bragged about not needing to win in Iowa to secure the Democrat Party’s nomination. However, Biden’s own actions of working to pull up his numbers demonstrate that even he doesn’t believe that Iowa isn’t a necessity.
According to a new Monmouth University survey, the former vice president’s standing in Iowa is now at 24% amongst prospective Democrat caucusgoers. Biden’s new lead of 24% comes as Sanders, Buttigieg, and Warren come in at 18%, 17%, and 15%.
Despite this newfound lead, the former vice president shouldn’t get complacent, by any means. Only 43% of caucus participants in Iowa are fully committed to their chosen candidate; this means that some of the support which Biden has could shift in the favor of other candidates who are polling below him.
What Comes Next for Biden?
Tonight, the former vice president will join other Democrat candidates for yet another primary debate. This debate will take place in Iowa and serve as the final one before the state’s caucuses. There’s no doubt that Biden will be doing all he can to have a good night; although whether or not he manages to keep his foot out of his mouth remains to be seen.
How Biden ultimately performs in Iowa is projected to impact the New Hampshire primary. Of course, the former vice president has repeatedly professed that he will win in this state; naturally, only time will tell. As a candidate running for preisdent, it’s Biden’s job to appear confident and sure of himself.
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