Biden Tops Democratic Presidential Poll in Ohio, Trump Team Not Concerned


Emerson Polling shows former Vice President Joe Biden is in the lead in Ohio for the Democratic Presidential nomination. The polling period was September 29th through October 2nd. The Ohio Star reached out to the Trump Campaign for their thoughts on Biden’s position. They are not concerned.

“At this early stage in the game, voters are picking and choosing traits from the massive 2020 field to form their ideal Democrat candidate,” said RNC Spokesperson Mandi Merritt. “When it comes to a head-to-head matchup, no one will stand a chance against President Trump’s record of success that has created a booming economy and better trade deals for Ohio workers.”

The poll has Senator Bernie Sanders a close second and within the margin of error with Democratic voters at 27% to Biden’s 29%. Senator Elizabeth Warren is several points behind the men at 21%. No other Democratic Candidate has reached double digits.

Issues with Joe Biden and his son Hunter had already been raised before the poll was taken. The issue concerns allegations that Biden, as Vice President, threatened to withhold a billion dollar loan guarantee to Ukraine, promised by the Obama Administration, unless Ukrainian leaders fired their own state prosecutor. The prosecutor was investigating Burisma, a gas company with which Hunter Biden was intimately and fiscally connected.

Biden is on video stating he pushed the former Ukrainian President for the prosector’s dismissal and got it. His comments occur around the 52 minute mark.

President Trump took time to speak to the press on Friday before heading to Florida. He had some comments about Biden that the Washington Examiner tweeted,

‘Obama took him off the garbage heap.’ @realDonaldTrump says @JoeBiden is ‘not the brightest person’ and he is not afraid of him.”

The paper also shared the President’s words about Ukraine and the investigation, “We’re investigating corruption. We’re not investigating campaigns.”

Biden will join eleven other contenders at the next Democratic debate hosted by CNN and the New York Times at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on Tuesday, October 15.

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Beth Lear is a reporter at The Ohio Star.  Follow Beth on Twitter.  Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0. 






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