As the Iowa Democratic Event types out the closing outcomes of their caucuses earlier this week, pollster Scott Rasmussen said that one thing is definite — it used to be a actual contaminated night for broken-down Vice President Joe Biden.
“The finest loser within the overall course of used to be Joe Biden,” said Rasmussen on Fox Nation’s “Deep Dive” on Thursday, in a panel he shared with Democratic strategist Kevin Walling, political analyst and Turning Point USA contributor Rod Smith, and host Lawrence Jones.
Rasmussen will be editor-at-expansive at Ballotpedia, a self-described “digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections,” according to its web web site.
“Peer, we fetch one thing at Ballotpedia, we call ‘pivot counties.’ These are the counties that went twice for Obama after which voted for Trump,” he outlined.
“In those 31 counties that enjoy folk Democrats want to take abet, you may per chance probably perchance well probably mediate Joe Biden, having been on the designate with Obama, would attain with out a doubt successfully,” said Rasmussen.
“[Biden] won actual one of those 31 ‘pivot counties’” in Iowa, he revealed.
“Is this the end for Joe Biden?” Jones requested Walling.
“No, I mediate Fresh Hampshire is going to be method more famous because Iowa has been so muddled by manner of the reporting course of,” he said.
“We’ve obtained the controversy increasing… that’s going to be severe,” he continued, arguing that the Granite Remark has a recognition for breathing fresh lifestyles into campaigns that the national media has written off.
“I mediate Fresh Hampshire folk like a comeback memoir. They made Invoice Clinton the comeback puny one. They made George Bush in 1988 the comeback. He misplaced by 20 points in Iowa.”
Nonetheless, Rasmussen used to be now not searching for it.
“I mediate Biden is in very severe misfortune,” Rasmussen argued. “He’s now not fully eradicated if he has a extraordinarily appropriate night in Fresh Hampshire nevertheless I mediate this used to be a severe threat to his marketing and marketing campaign. I imagine the 2 probably nominees within the occasion factual now are Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg.”
Rasmussen argued that there is a elevated likelihood of a brokered conference this 12 months, raising the possibility that Bloomberg wins the Democratic occasion nomination.
Adding to the troubles for the Biden marketing and marketing campaign is the fact that President Barack Obama has now not stepped ahead to strengthen his broken-down vp, according to Iraq War historical and Turning Point USA contributor Rod Smith.
“It speaks volumes that broken-down President Obama has now not spoken up for the man that used to be his vp for eight years,” seen Smith. “It speaks to what he may probably perchance well with out a doubt imagine Joe Biden and his electability.”
Rasmussen instructed that President Obama is merely studying the political tea leaves.
“If Barack Obama had been to accept lively a pair of manner that used to be considered as denying Bernie Sanders the nomination, what you may per chance probably perchance well probably look is the conception amongst modern Democrats of Barack Obama would tank, if he’s considered as interfering.”
“If it finally ends up being Bloomberg, let me repeat you one thing,” added Smith. “You invent now not know anything about Bernie Sanders voters within the occasion you imagine that those folk are going to rally within the abet of Mike Bloomberg. Now, that’s actual now not going to happen.”
Rasmussen nodded in settlement.
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