(ThePatriotSource.Com)- A damning poll shows that over a quarter of Democrats want to ditch presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden, following accusations that he sexually assaulted a staffer in the Senate in 1993. The Morning Consult Poll released on Monday found that 61% of Democrats believe that Biden is “somewhat credible” or “very credible,” when he denied the allegations made against him during a recent MSNBC interview.
That means he has the support of the majority…but also doesn’t have the support of a significant chunk of Democrats.
If Biden is to win the 2020 presidential election, he’ll need the support of his own party, at least!
26% of respondents in the poll say that the Democratic Party should look at replacing Biden as their candidate, after watching a video of Biden denying the allegations during the MSNBC interview. 28% of Democratic women said he should step down, and the poll found that younger voters were less supportive of Biden.
40% of respondents under the age of 45 agreed that the Democratic Party should ditch Biden in favor of someone else, compared to just 15% of older voters thinking the same thing.
Not looking good, is it?
It all boils down to the fact that a former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, accused Biden in March of sexually assaulting her in a corridor in the Senate building. Reade filed a complaint with the police department in Washington, D.C., and since her accusation went public several people have come forward to corroborate her story.
While nobody witnessed the alleged incident take place, many have come forward to say that Reade told them what happened in the 1990s and that her story has remained consistent.
The accusations became a real problem for Biden when footage of Reade’s mother calling into the Larry King Show on CNN in the 1990s was unearthed. In the footage, Reade’s mother can be heard asking for advice about how to deal with a problem with a “prominent senator.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden denies the accusations, recently telling MSNBC that he believes Reade has the right to be heard but that the claims are untrue.