While the Democratic primaries haven’t even begun, it’s clear that former Vice President Joe Biden has a strong grip on the 2020 Democratic nomination.
But the race has now become a popularity contest, and despite his lack of leadership and presidential qualities, Joe Biden could actually win the election.
At least that’s what today’s polling numbers are telling us.
As first reported by The Hill, a new poll shows the former Vice President with a huge lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania – a battleground state that will play an important role in the outcome of the 2020 election.
Biden is looking at 53 percent lead while Trump is at 42 percent according to state-level survey by Quinnipiac University.
According to the poll, both candidates pulled 90 percent or more support from their own parties, but Biden held a 14-point advantage over independents, handing him a lead of 51 percent to 37 percent.
What’s more disturbing, was the fact that regardless of his recent harassment scandal, Biden holds a 42-point lead among women – 60 percent to 36 percent – while they both come in close by a 4-point margin among male voters.
Mary Snow, a polling analyst for the university stated, “More than half of Pennsylvania voters say they are better off financially than they were in 2016… But the economy isn’t giving President Donald Trump an edge in an early read of the very key Keystone State.”
Pennsylvania is also a state where President Trump beat Hillary Clinton by under 1 point in 2016 and happened to be the first GOP candidate to win in that state since the 80’s.
However, according to the report, Trump’s approval rating is in the toilet in Pennsylvania as 54 percent of respondents disapprove of him while 42 percent support him.
Pennsylvania residents like the way the economy is moving – 54 percent say they are better off now - but perhaps they aren’t giving Trump the credit for it.