This is not good news for Democrats and abysmal news for former Vice President and presumptive Democrat primary nominee Joe Biden.
A recent poll asked American voters which Democratic leaders they feel have shown leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. A mere 6% of Americans ranked Biden as the top Democrat official showing leadership, compared to 30% for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 12% for California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and coming in third was Biden’s rival 9% for Senator Bernie Sanders.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden all fell in the bottom three.
Scott Rasmussen who conducted the poll explained:
“Governor Cuomo has been front and center on the coronavirus story since New York is the epicenter of the U.S. caseload,” Rasmussen said. “He has worked with — and periodically praised — President Trump. Despite the highly partisan nature of 21st century politics, Cuomo is seen by 30% of voters as the best Democratic leader during the crisis. That includes 35% of Democrats. In fact, Cuomo leads the field among just about every measured demographic group (though Sanders edges him by 2 points among voters under 35).”
“Biden does best among African-American voters, trailing Cuomo by just four points (20% to 16%) and leading all other contenders,” Rasmussen said. “In most demographic categories, he trails his top competition for the nomination, Senator Sanders. Normally, a political party’s nominee becomes the chief spokesperson for the party, the voice of the party. So far, in the eyes of voters, Biden has failed to fill that role.”
Biden attempts to counter the President or the party’s spokesman has failed every signal time. The daily shadow briefings only went on for a couple of days, his press appearances have been a train wreck, and no one cares about his podcast.
One more interesting number in the poll is that 34% of American voters polled chose, ”not sure” which Democrat has show leadership.
This is not a good sign for Democrats.