2020 was supposed to be Bernie Sanders’ year.
But it’s all starting to fall apart for his campaign.
And now, things just went from bad to worse with another round of shock polls.
The alarm bells should be going off at the Bernie Sanders for President campaign headquarters.
The one-time challenger to Hillary Clinton in 2016, who built a political brand for himself after openly declaring he was a socialist, is now seeing his lead in the Democratic primary for president in 2020 evaporate before his eyes.
Just a few weeks ago, Sanders seemed poised to take the Democratic nomination by storm.
But now he’s trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by massive margins in poll after poll.
And with another new poll just being released, Sanders’ position at the top of the pack has completely collapsed.
The Daily Caller reports, “A new Quinnipiac poll of the 2020 Democrats vying for the party’s nomination shows former Vice President Joe Biden with a significant lead over the field.
“Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed in the poll released Monday, said they’d vote for Biden if the primaries were held that day. That number is over three times higher than any of his competition. Similarly, Biden, who announced his campaign Thursday, dominated the media mentions over the last week.”
Sanders will be stunned to learn that he’s now fighting with Elizabeth Warren for the second spot.
Warren was once thought to be dead in the water after her ridiculous claims to Native American ancestry blew up in her face, but she’s now gaining ground and has even eclipsed Sanders in this latest poll.
“In a somewhat surprising twist, the poll showed Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren coming in second with 12%. She’s up eight percentage points from Quinnipiac’s March poll, the highest increase for every candidate but Biden,” adds the Daily Caller.
“She beat out independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by one percentage point in this poll, which showed him down 8 points. He took a hit this month after declaring his belief that every criminal, regardless of crime, should retain their right to vote throughout the length of their sentence.”
Other top candidates include Pete Buttigieg, who has seen a rise similar to Warren and Biden, while Beto O’Rourke has fallen at the same time Buttigieg has risen.
Meanwhile, Kamala Harris, who launched her campaign with lots of fanfare on the left as a potential top-tier candidate, has completely flatlined as well.
With the first primary elections still months away, anything can change between now and the Iowa Caucuses.
But Sanders’ campaign is not where it was even a few weeks ago, and certainly not where it wishes it would be today.
Biden’s entry into the race, combined with Warren’s resurgence in recent weeks, has completely kneecapped Sanders’ campaign in a way he never thought possible.
And it’ll take some serious work to climb out of the hole he’s now found himself in.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.