Joe Biden is dropping in polls in Iowa and some Democrats are starting to get nervous.
If Biden places third or fourth, that will not bode well for his prospects in 2020.
Joe Biden in Danger of Humiliating Loss in Iowa, Top Democrats Warn
Joe Biden risks a humiliating third- or fourth-place finish in Iowa early next year, according to nearly a dozen senior Democrats in the state who attribute the prospect to what they see as a poorly organized operation that has failed to engage with voters and party leaders.
With fewer than 100 days until the Feb. 3 caucuses, Biden is failing to spend the time with small groups of voters and party officials that Iowans expect and his campaign’s outreach has been largely ineffective, according to 11 senior Democrats in the state. That could send Biden to a crippling loss behind Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, who have highly organized campaigns in Iowa, said the Democrats, most of whom requested anonymity to speak candidly about the campaign.
Biden didn’t join the 2020 presidential race until April, months after his rivals had set up camp and secured the most sought-after hires. He entered as the front-runner, a position that has slowly eroded as Warren’s and Buttigieg’s standings have risen. Recent polls have Warren tied with Biden, and one survey shows Buttigieg in third place in the state.
One of the things that’s hurting Biden is his near constant flubbing on the campaign trail.
Here are two recent examples:
WATCH: A confused Joe Biden appeared to be reliving his 2012 campaign during an interview in Iowa this week, touting a current policy plan "we proposed … the President and I."https://t.co/UHF2TfnpWd pic.twitter.com/eu9sAZqOx2
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