The Democratic Party is in a state of uncertainty as they face the prospect of former Vice President Joe Biden being their nominee for the 2020 Presidential race. Biden has been leading polls since the start of the Democratic race, but recent polls have shown a drop in support amongst certain demographics. This unease has caused anxiety to ripple throughout the party, causing some of the other Democratic candidates to take advantage of the opportunity and step up their campaigns in order to try and overtake Biden’s lead.
The drop in support for Biden is most noticeable among voters, who identify as very liberal, according to recent polls. This has caused some of the progressive candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to capitalize on the situation and try to gain support from the vastly more progressive voters. They are making strong pitches to gain the support of those who may have felt overlooked by the more moderate Biden during his campaign.
At the same time, there is a lot of anxiety among Democrats about who their nominee will ultimately be. With the primaries and caucuses still to come, it is important for the Democratic Party to choose the right candidate who can bring out the enthusiasm in Democratic voters and ultimately beat President Donald Trump in the general election.
There is also a fear among Democrats that Biden might be too old to fully energize his more moderate base. At 77 years old, Biden would be the oldest president in U.S. history if he were to be elected. This fact has led to some hesitance from Democrats as to the viability of his candidacy.
Amidst all of this uncertainty and unease, Biden has been doing his best to reach out to the various different voting demographics that the Democratic Party is targeting. Biden’s hope is to win back those who may have left him in the past and to maintain his lead in the polls going into the 2020 election. It is a tense time for the Democratic Party, with anxiety rippling through them as they try to make sense of the current state of the race.