Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Joe Biden may have pulled off one of the greatest political comebacks in modern history. Right now, the Super Tuesday results look good for him and a new national poll also shows him regaining a large lead. This comes via Morning Consult.
Joe Biden has moved to 36% nationally 8 points ahead of Sanders in a new Morning Consult poll. Just 10 days ago, Biden was at 19%. https://t.co/WuYxNBc56t
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) March 3, 2020
That’s a disaster for Bernie, as it shows he has no path to claw back if he has a bad night tonight. The narrative of Biden being inevitable is going to be overwhelming. He has everyone behind him, from the Democrat party leaders to the mainstream media. If Biden is even within striking distance tonight, much less in the lead, there’s going to be noway to arrest his momentum.
Of course, none of this is going to change the perceptions of Sanders’ supporters, most of whom feel they are getting screwed by a steady stream of DNC machinations to knee cap their candidate. The only question is how close Sanders will be in the end. If he’s 500-600 delegates back, he loses all leverage and has to endorse Biden. If he’s close, then chaos could ensue and he might even run as an independent.
With that said, California and Texas are still outstanding right now and there’s a chance, although shrinking, that Sanders could retake momentum much later in the evening. But one thing is certain. Biden is surging and is currently back to being the front runner. That’s a double edged sword for the Democrats and they’ll have to figure out how to make that work down the road. I predict there will be very little unifying.