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Bernie bounced from second slot in 2020 race by surprising candidate

Is it over for Sanders?

Joe Biden will be the 2020 democratic nominee for president.  Well, at least that’s what his PR team is trying to convey to the voters of America in their framing of the coming primaries.

The idea is that Biden is a like-for-like competitor to Donald Trump, with far fewer fringe beliefs than many in the democratic field, and his rustbelt appeal may be necessary to shakedown the rural votes that Hillary Clinton refused to even attempt gathering.

And so Biden and his camp are completely ignoring the other candidates in their attacking of the election.  For a good, long time, it was Bernie Sanders in the number two slot, but Sanders’ far-left ideologies kept him trailing Biden by double digit polling points.

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Now, a new face has arrived as the progressive’s penultimate placeholder.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has overtaken Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for second place in the race for the 2020 Democrat nomination, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The poll, conducted by The Economist and YouGov, shows Warren (16 percent) edging out Sanders (12 percent) for second place when respondents were asked whom they would vote for if their state’s Democrat primary or caucus were to be held today. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the current frontrunner, led the pack in first place with 26 percent.

Warren’s hypothetical head to head matchup with Trump in 2020 would be a tough one for the longtime Senator to endure.

Her very public feud with Donald Trump, spanning several years, culminated with Warren taking a DNA test in order to demonstrate her Native American heritage.  The test was largely inconclusive in that realm, forcing the 2020 candidate to apologize to the First Nations people in a public and embarrassing way.

 

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