Recent election polls indicate a tighter race for the Democratic presidential nomination, as Senator Elizabeth Warren gains ground on the long-time frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden, according to an analysis by Bruce Golding of the New York Post. Among the polls that Golding highlights is the latest IBD/TIPP Poll, which finds Warren leading Biden by one point, 27 percent to 26 percent.
Amid Democrats’ growing focus on impeachment, President Donald Trump has made significant headway among independent voters in the October IBD/TIPP Poll, observes Jennifer Harper of The Washington Times. Our latest poll shows that, among independents, Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden by just one percentage point in a head-to-head matchup, while the president bests both Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders.
Each month, Investor’s Business Daily and TechnoMetrica produce the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading nationwide survey on consumer confidence. After two consecutive months of decline, the Index gained 1.8 points, or 3.5 percent, in October, to a reading of 52.6.
Americans remain downbeat on the prospects for the economy in the near term, amid growing signs of a slowdown in economic growth, according to an Investor’s Business Daily analysis of the latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index. While the six-month economic outlook subindex improved in October, the measure lingers in negative territory, at 43.5. Despite the pessimistic outlook among U.S. consumers, the overall Index increased by 1.8 points this month, to a score of 52.6.
The IBD/TIPP Poll is one of several recent election polls that show Senator Elizabeth Warren leading the 2020 Democratic primary field, notes Victor Reklaitis of MarketWatch. Warren received 27 percent support in our latest poll, while Biden earned the backing of 26 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters, closely mirroring the candidates’ support levels in the RealClearPolitics average of polls, as of October 8, 2019.
In the following NBC News article, Ashley Pratte discusses the role of independent voters in the upcoming 2020 presidential election, noting that while the current impeachment inquiry may be taking a toll on President Trump’s standing among independents, it is uncertain whether the Democrats can secure this voting group, especially if the party continues its leftward shift. In support of her argument, Pratte references the findings of the latest IBD/TIPP Poll, which finds Trump topping far-left candidates Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders among independent voters.
Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner observes that while Senator Elizabeth Warren has gained significant momentum in the Democratic presidential primary, largely propelled by the weaknesses of her opponents, Warren’s lack of support among key constituencies, including blacks and non-college whites, along with her far-left policies, makes her frontrunner status vulnerable. In support of his argument, Barone references the latest IBD/TIPP Poll showing a virtual tie between Senator Warren and President Donald Trump in a hypothetical general election matchup, with Warren slightly ahead, 48 percent to 46 percent.
Senator Elizabeth Warren has pulled ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic primary race, finds the IBD/TIPP Poll for October. As highlighted in the following analysis by Jed Graham of Investor’s Business Daily, Warren garnered support from 27 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters, while Biden was favored by a share of 26 percent. Regarding potential general election matchups, our poll continues to show President Donald Trump trailing top-tier Democratic candidates, though Trump has gained some ground on both former Vice President Biden and Senator Warren.
October’s IBD/TIPP Poll finds a shift in independent support in favor of President Donald Trump, notes Julia Manchester of The Hill. This month, Trump leads Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders among independent voters in hypothetical head-to-head matchups. In addition, former Vice President Joe Biden’s advantage over President Trump with independents has shrunk from 18 points in September to just one percentage point this month.