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thesquanderer

(12,011 posts)
Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:54 PM Jun 2019

DU POLL: Question for Biden Supporters

Many Biden supporters have mentioned that they support him largely because they feel he would give us our best chance to defeat Trump. So my question is:

If polls near your primary day strongly indicated that another candidate would likely do much better against Trump than Biden would, what do you think you would do?


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I would switch to that candidate, no matter who it is. Beating Trump as handily as possible, is what matters most.
2 (17%)
I would consider switching to that candidate, depending on who it is.
8 (67%)
I would stick with Biden, as long as it looks like he's still likely to beat Trump, even if it appears he wouldn't beat him as decidedly as some other candidate would
0 (0%)
I would stick with Biden, even if polls indicate little certainty of his ability to beat Trump, simply because I think he's the best candidate, and I think he could turn around any perceived defecit.
1 (8%)
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If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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mr_liberal

(1,017 posts)
1. Even if polls show they would Id know they're wrong
Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:24 PM
Jun 2019

because once voters in the GE found out how much Bernie and Warrens plans would cost and the details the polls would change. They are popular with the left in the primaries, but they wouldn't be with swing voters in the GE.

You have to be able to project how a candidate would hold up in the general election, and someone with more moderate policies would do much better. Also someone that has experience and has been scrutinized before. Nobody else has.

The other candidates that Id project to hold up in the GE are maybe Booker and Michael Bennet and right now they are barely on anyone's radar.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

left-of-center2012

(34,195 posts)
2. "how much Bernie and Warrens plans would cost"
Tue Jun 25, 2019, 11:02 PM
Jun 2019

And how will they pay for all these freebies?

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

emmaverybo

(8,144 posts)
3. And how will they sell so many extensive, cost intensive plans to the general electorate?
Wed Jun 26, 2019, 02:07 AM
Jun 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Turin_C3PO

(14,172 posts)
8. Elizabeth Warren is fairly persuasive.
Wed Jun 26, 2019, 12:54 PM
Jun 2019

If Biden ends up somehow falling behind, I hope it’s to Warren. I think she can explain to the general public the merits of her ideas in an understandable way.

That said, Biden remains my number one choice because I think he can destroy Trump.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

thesquanderer

(12,011 posts)
6. Bernie and Warren both have plans for how they will pay for them. (n/t)
Wed Jun 26, 2019, 12:50 PM
Jun 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Turin_C3PO

(14,172 posts)
7. Warren usually has an answer
Wed Jun 26, 2019, 12:51 PM
Jun 2019

for how she plans to fund her ideas. Sanders, not as much.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

thesquanderer

(12,011 posts)
4. re: "The other candidates that Id project to hold up in the GE are maybe Booker and Bennet"
Wed Jun 26, 2019, 10:39 AM
Jun 2019

Why not Buttigieg? Definitely more moderate than Sanders/Warren. (As are numerous other candidates.)

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

mr_liberal

(1,017 posts)
9. Experience. He's a mayor of a small city and 37 years old. Beto has the same problem. nt
Wed Jun 26, 2019, 01:36 PM
Jun 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

LongtimeAZDem

(4,494 posts)
5. I support him because I think he is the best candidate running, AND has the best chance to beat Trump
Wed Jun 26, 2019, 11:25 AM
Jun 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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