In the poll, released by CNN and the Des Moines Register on Saturday night, the former DE senator and vice-president led the 23-strong Democratic field in the early voting state by eight clear points. Sanders has 16%, Warren 15%, and Buttigieg 14%. The California senator Kamala Harris was the only other candidate to poll above 5%, with half as much support as Buttigieg.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has tried to use her dog to show her humanity, to varying success. There is also a wide gap by age on Medicare for All, with those under age 35 about 20 points more likely to prioritize it than their elders.
"There are some things more important than running for President, and my daughter and granddaughter are two of them".
Therefore, it is not surprising that Biden's lead is more commanding in "national" polls than what one finds in Iowa.
Iowa, which caucuses on February 3, takes pride in being president-makers, famously serving as the proving ground for underdog Democrats Jimmy Carter in 1976 and Barack Obama in 2008, as well as boosting long-shot candidates over the years ranging from Gary Hart (1984) to John Edwards (2004) to Sanders (2016).
Sanders, who trails only Biden in the polls, described a "well-intentioned" candidate pursuing "a middle-ground strategy that antagonizes no one, that stands up to nobody and that changes nothing".More news: Former Pakistani president Zardari arrested on corruption charges
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Early polling from several outlets shows Biden easily besting Trump.
Surprises often happen in the Iowa caucuses. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who painted Biden as too cautious at a time he argued demands stark change. In 2016, Texas Senator Ted Cruz defeated eventual nominee Donald Trump in Iowa, but Trump came back the next week to defeat Cruz in New Hampshire and eventually defeat Cruz for the nomination.
The former vice president's trip - his second to Iowa since launching his 2020 presidential campaign in late April - comes two days after he skipped the first major cattle call of the year in Iowa.
Instead, Iowans must attend public meetings in school gyms, arts centers, churches, libraries, restaurants and even fire stations in more than a thousand precincts to vote for a candidate.
In a field of inauthentic candidates trying to be authentic, Biden's statement cuts through.
In five-minute chunks of speaking time, 19 presidential candidates made their case before 1,400 of the most influential Democrats at the blockbuster fundraiser event for the Iowa Democratic Party. Including in Iowa and at the Wing Ding previous year. He will later address an Iowa GOP dinner in Des Moines.