Vice President Joe Biden is more competitive against Republicans than Hillary Clinton.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Biden out performing Clinton and beating Donald Trump by eight points (48 – 40 percent) and Jeb Bush, the former Florida Governor, by six points (45 – 39).
Clinton follows, beating Trump by four points and Bush by two points, according to the poll.
A large majority, 83 percent, favor Biden, while 76 percent view Clinton favorably despite her trust issues and the email scandal. 54 percent say they favor Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
“Note to Biden: They like you, they really like you, or they like you more than the others,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, in a press release.
Biden Responsible for Drug War, Exploding Prison Population, Police State
As previously noted here, Joe Biden played a key role in the disastrous Drug War that enabled the militarization of law enforcement and created a huge prison population of non-violent drug law offenders.
“I am not only the guy who did the crime bill and the drug czar, but I’m also the guy who spent years when I was chairman of the Judiciary Committee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee trying to change drug policy relative to cocaine, for example, crack and powder,” Biden told Time in 2014.
“Biden has sponsored more damaging drug war legislation than any Democrat in Congress. Hate the way federal prosecutors use RICO laws to take aim at drug offenders? Thank Biden. How about the abomination that is federal asset forfeiture laws? Thank Biden. Think federal prosecutors have too much power in drug cases? Thank Biden. Think the title of a ‘Drug Czar’ is sanctimonious and silly? Thank Biden, who helped create the position (and still considers it an accomplishment worth boasting about),” writes Radley Balko for The Washington Post.
Biden’s handiwork and an escalation of the Drug War throughout the 1990s are directly responsible for the militarized and killer cops now roaming the streets of America.
Despite this, Democrats favor Joe Biden and will vote for him in 2016 if he gains the Democrat nomination. For Democrats and Republicans alike, presidential elections are horse races and issues come in second.
They are incapable of understanding regardless of what candidate handpicked by the oligarchy wins the elections, the same agenda will move forward — the implementation of a high-tech surveillance police state, the destruction of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and endless war that will ultimately destroy America.