Things are tightening up.
Courtesy of YouGov:
The Democratic presidential contest now has two frontrunners, not just one. Who is ahead depends on which question you ask in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren are at the top of the two dozen active candidates.
Warren is more popular than Biden: 75 percent of Democratic primary voters have a favorable opinion of her, five times the percentage who are unfavorable. On this item, Biden’s favorability rating is lower – and not much higher than that of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, California Senator Kamala Harris, former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is also close to the leaders.
Warren also is being considered by a few more Democratic primary voters than are currently considering Biden. Last week, the top positions were reversed. Harris and Sanders are in the next group, followed by Buttigieg. But when Democratic voters are asked to name their first choice, Biden and Warren are essentially tied, followed by Sanders and then Harris. No other candidate is named by more than 5 percent of Democratic voters as their first choice.
I think this was always an inevitability.
Now we wait and see who drops out next, and whether or not these two can hold onto their leads.
I, of course, have a lot of confidence in Warren’s staying power.