Chad’s Morning Brief: Joe Biden to Reportedly Announce His Plans for 2016 Soon and Donald Trump Rises in New Poll
Will Vice President Joe Biden run for President? We should know soon. The Chad Hasty Show airs 8:30-11am on 790AM KFYO.
Joe Biden Announcement Watch
According to NBC News, Vice President Joe Biden is nearing a decision on a possible Presidential run.
Vice President Joe Biden is nearing a decision on if he will enter the presidential race, which could come within 48 hours, two sources tell NBC News.
Biden has been contemplating a presidential run for months and has delayed an announcement beyond supposed timeframes multiple times before. Missing this deadline, of course, could happen again.
In addition to when, the big unknown is what Biden's decision will be: Is he in our is he out?
Biden's public schedule gives little indication of his decision. He traveled from his home in Delaware to Washington Monday morning where he will address a climate change summit this afternoon.
If Biden does announce within the next two days, his decision would come before current front runner, Hillary Clinton, appears before the House committee charged with investigating the Benghazi attacks more than three years ago.
In a signal that he is considering running, Biden spoke with International Association of Fire Fighters President Harold Schaitberger for about 20 minutes on Friday. Biden said he was strongly considering running and was trying to gauge the support of unions, a source said.
I think that Joe Biden will jump into the race, but I'm not sure that he will take a lot of swings at Hillary Clinton. I can see Biden jumping in and hoping to unite the Democrats. I also believe that if Biden jumps into the race, he will bring Elizabeth Warren with him as his running mate.
Trump Leads, Rubio and Cruz Gain
Donald Trump is still leading the Republican field and in fact, his polling numbers are better than they have been according to NBC News. The real story to me is the rise of both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz who find themselves in a great position if/when Ben Carson and Donald Trump begin to fall.
With the backing of 25 percent of Republican primary voters, Trump is at his highest level of support in the poll since entering the 2016 race. Carson now gets the support of 22 percent of Republican voters, remaining within the margin of error of his first place rival. Last month, 21 percent of GOP primary voters said Trump was their first choice for the party's nomination, while 20 percent picked Carson.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is in third place, getting support from 13 percent of GOP voters, while Ted Cruz (at nine percent, up four points since last month ) and Jeb Bush (at eight percent, up one point since last month) are in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
The new poll, which surveyed respondents between October 15 and October 18, saw a slight dip in support for former HP executive Carly Fiorina, who fell from 11 percent last month to seven percent this month. Fiorina won a boost late this summer from strong performances in the two televised Republican debates.
Receiving support in the low single digits in the poll are former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (three percent), Ohio Gov. John Kasich (three percent), Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (two percent) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (one percent.)
Five candidates still in the race - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore - registered less than one percent support.
Isn't it time for the Republicans polling at 3% or less to drop out? We will talk about this poll on the show today. What do you think these new numbers mean?