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Poll: 1 In 4 Democrats Support Biden For President

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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Despite Vice President Joe Biden justifiable and very public hesitation to join the 2016 presidential race, he is quickly gaining support in the polls.

According to a new Bloomberg survey, 25 percent of Democrats would like to see Biden in the White House.

Obama’s veep is trailing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, one considered a shoo-in for the nomination, by 8 percent. Bernie Sanders followed with 24 percent overall, while former Sen. Jim Webb came in at 2 percent, and Martin O’Malley trailed behind at 1 percent.

Biden said he is in no rush to make a decision and has been weighing wether it is the right decision after the death of his son, Beau Biden, 42, in May from a rare form of cancer.

The former first lady has dropped 10 points in favorability points since the last Bloomberg poll in April.

The Clinton camp might want to start taking a Biden run more seriously; at a recent gathering for the Priorities super PAC, Hillary’s campaign chair, John Posdesta, said it’s too late for Biden to pose a real threat to their campaign, Politico reports.

Prominent Democratic donors, including DNC national finance committee member John Maa, recently penned a letter to the veep urging him to run.

Biden could potentially wait until December to make a decision.

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