Donald Trump was doomed to defeat and the only question left was figuring out which Democrat would defeat him and take over as President.
And a brand new poll from this key state had Donald Trump’s jaw on the ground.
Anti-Trump forces on both the left and right believe former Vice President Joe Biden is the strongest candidate to defeat President Trump.
Biden leads national and early state Democrat primary polls because of his supposed “electability.”
But the former Vice President’s support is a mile wide and an inch deep.
Biden draws sparse crowds when the 76-year-old former Vice President can summon the energy to hold his rare campaign rallies.
Democrat voters don’t see Biden’s campaign as a cause the way conservatives did when thousands upon thousands of Americans attended Donald Trump’s rallies even in the earliest days of his Presidential campaign.
Biden’s name recognition and status as Obama’s Vice President form a rickety foundation for his Presidential campaign.
However, those shaky pillars could topple with just the slightest force.
And the first crack in Biden’s façade appeared in a Change Research Poll out of Iowa.
For the first time, someone other than Biden led one of the big early states.
The survey found Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren held a commanding 11 point lead over Biden in Iowa.
NEW IOWA POLL with @IAStartingLine:
— Change Research (@ChangePolls) August 16, 2019
In 2008 Iowa decided the Democrat Party nomination.
When Barack Obama won the caucus, it signaled to black voters – who had overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton – that Obama was a viable candidate.
Black voters stampeded to Obama’s campaign in South Carolina and his blowout victory in the Palmetto State shot him to the nomination and the Presidency.
Iowa could play a similar role in 2020.
If Warren wins the February 3 caucus, Warren will rocket into the New Hampshire primary eight days later.
New Hampshire is her backyard and it is difficult to see Biden regaining his footing on Warren’s home field coming off a loss.
Every candidate that won both Iowa and New Hampshire went on to the nomination.
And the prospect of a Warren candidacy sent Democrats into a panic.
Top party officials believe Warren is too far left and after the disaster of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy led some Democrats to recoil from the possibility of nominating another woman.
The New York Times Jonathan Martin reported:
These Democrats worry that her uncompromising liberalism would alienate moderates in battleground states who are otherwise willing to oppose the president. Many fear Ms. Warren’s past claims of Native American ancestry would allow Mr. Trump to drown out her policy message with his attacks and slurs against her. They cite her professorial style and Harvard background to argue that she might struggle to connect with voters from more modest circumstances than hers, even though she grew up in a financially strained home in Oklahoma.
And there are Democrats who, chastened by Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016, believe that a woman cannot win in 2020.
The Democrat establishment thought 2020 would be a layup.
But liberal bigwigs are learning the same lesson establishment Republicans learned in 2016 – rank and file voters have their own ideas about what they want in a nominee.
American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.