(Hamden, CT) — New poll numbers show former Vice President Joe Biden surging to the lead among Democratic presidential hopefuls. Quinnipiac University released findings that have Biden with 38-percent of the vote among Democrat-leaning voters.
Rounding out the field is Massachussets Senator Elizabeth Warren at 12-percent, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at 11-percent, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at ten-percent. Over half the respondents say Biden has the best chance to beat President Trump.
Part of the surge is due to Biden is calling for a 15-dollar federal minimum wage, a public option for Medicare and more taxes for the rich. Speaking at his first official campaign rally in Pittsburgh Monday, the former Vice President said the fleshed out specifics of his policy proposals would be available in a few weeks. But basically, he said that all Americans should have the option to buy into Medicare, not just those age 65 and older.
He’s also firing back at President Trump over labor unions. Biden tweeted yesterday that he is sick of Trump “badmouthing unions.” Biden officially unveiled his presidential bid last week. His comment followed a Trump tweet that the heads of labor unions “rip off their membership with ridiculously high dues, medical and other expenses while being paid a fortune.” He also insisted that rank-and-file union members “love Trump.”
Biden argued that organized labor built the middle class in the U.S.