Former Vice President Joe Biden nervously waited to see how badly damaged his campaign was from the fallout of his disastrous debate performance.
It was worse than anyone thought.
And now all hell is breaking loose after Joe Biden got his hands on these poll numbers.
There are no two ways around it – Joe Biden was picked apart by his Democrat rivals during the Presidential debate.
Democrats – as well as Biden campaign staffers – nervously waited for polling data to demonstrate just how badly Biden’s campaign took on water.
They did not have to wait long and the results were worse than anyone suspected.
The liberal election forecast website fivethirtyeight.com partnered with Morning Consult to poll a group of voters both nights of the debate.
What they found was Biden’s support had plunged by ten points after he imploded on the debate stage.
Going into the debates, Biden was the top choice of 41 percent of voters surveyed.
After the debate, Biden’s support plummeted to 32 percent.
California Senator Kamala Harris shot from 7 percent in the pre-debate poll up to second place with 17 percent support.
Harris’ debate moment came when the California Senator savaged Biden in a face-to-face confrontation for bragging about working with pro-segregation Democrat Senators in the 1970s.
“And I—I was actually very—it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on segregation of race in this country. And it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose bussing. And you know, there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bussed to school every day and that little girl was me,” Harris declared.
Biden looked like a deer in the headlights.
He lost his train of thought and meekly defended himself before announcing he gave up and that “my time is up.”
Biden’s campaign won’t end overnight because of one bad debate.
But pundits believe the biggest danger for Biden is the generational changing of the guards seen during the exchange.
Biden sits atop the polls because voters view him as the “most electable” Democrat.
The former Vice President’s shaky debate performance compared to Harris’ star performance could give the voters who want a younger, more identity-politics driven candidate to be the nominee the confidence to abandon Biden and hunt around for a new candidate.
For all the talk of Biden’s “inevitability,” there is little enthusiasm for his campaign.
The few events Biden holds draw sparse crowds.
Democrats are supporting him out of obligation and not choice.
That’s why many political observers believe that while Biden is still the favorite, Harris punched a massive hole in his campaign by exposing him as a weak frontrunner.
And the post-debate polling backs that up.
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