The Democrats’ race for the White House is heating up.
According to a new report from The Washington Examiner, Elizabeth Warren is gaining on Joe Biden in the polls.
Biden once had a solid lead over all other contenders, but with numerous gaffes and a general lack of campaign direction, Biden is quickly ceding points to the Massachusetts senator.
A dead heat
According to an Economist-YouGov poll, Warren is trailing Biden by one point. Biden and Warren sit at 21% and 20%, respectively.
With a margin for error of 2.6%, they may as well be considered neck-and-neck in the race.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has fallen behind a bit polling at 16%. No other candidate is polling at double digits.
For her part, Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) is sitting at a measly 8%, marking her spectacular collapse from the lead.
Of course, as we saw in 2016, national polling isn’t all that accurate.
Biden looks to Washington
Still, despite tying up with Warren in polls here and there, Biden has a lead overall. According to RealClearPolitics national average of polls, Biden has a 12 point lead on his opponents.
Indeed, despite Bidens best efforts to scuttle his own campaign, he is hanging on. But for national numbers to matter, Biden needs to win the primaries.
If Biden can get through the primaries and snag the nomination, he has the best chances against President Donald Trump. He won’t repel moderates like Warren or Sanders with their radical plans.
Biden can also bring back Democrats who voted for Trump. But none of that will occur if he can’t get a lid on his gaffes — and based on his recent performances, it doesn’t look like that will be happening any time soon.