A new poll from Firehouse Strategies-Optimus has revealed a huge loss in support for former Vice President Joe Biden in key swing states.
The poll revealed that left-wing Senator Elizabeth Warren has taken the lead from Biden in both Iowa and New Hampshire.
In Iowa, Warren has jumped to the lead with 25 percent support, followed by Biden with 22 percent and Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 17 percent.
The biggest winner in Iowa, however, may be Buttigieg who has seen a 9-point jump since the previous poll. This could be indicative of Biden supporters viewing Buttigieg as the next-best alternative to the former Vice President.
In New Hampshire, Senator Warren has also taken the lead from Biden with an impressive 25 percent of the vote to Biden’s 18 percent. Bernie Sanders sits in 3rd place with 9 percent support following his recent heart attack.
Interestingly, Joe Biden still enjoys more support from black Democrat voters than the other candidates. This has allowed him to maintain a strong lead in South Carolina where he has 32 percent support compared to Elizabeth Warren’s 16 percent. A major pollster earlier this week revealed Elizabeth Warren would most likely lose key-states if she challenges incumbent President Donald Trump in 2020.
Biden has seen a loss in support during the last few months following multiple “gaffes” as well as new financial scandals focusing on his son Hunter Biden’s work while Joe Biden still held political offices.
The first was around Hunter’s work with Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings. Hunter and his friends had been hired on to the board of Burisma at $50k+ monthly while then-Vice President Joe Biden was lobbying for Ukraine to invest more in their natural gas industry and hire more foreigners to energy companies.
In 2016, Vice President Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in foreign aid unless Ukraine agreed to fire their Prosecutor General who was investigating Burisma and its CEO for corruption. The prosecutor was fired and the investigation into Burisma was closed.
Hunter has also been accused of taking over $1 billion in funding from a Chinese company he sat on the board of. On Monday, he resigned from his position at the firm.