New poll shows Biden with lead in Virginia as Kaine endorses former vice president

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he departs after attending services, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WFXR) — A new Democratic presidential primary poll from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University shows former Vice President Joe Biden with a lead in Virginia on the same day he received the endorsement of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

Biden has the support of 22% of likely voters who participated in the poll, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has 17% and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg stands at 13%.

Biden’s lead over Sanders is within the margin of error of +/- 4.3%.

“However, it should be noted that the survey came out of the field before the South Carolina debate and was fielded over much of the month of February, a volatile campaign period,” an analysis from the Wassen Center said.

Kaine, the 2016 Democratic nominee for vice president, said Biden has the experience to be the nation’s 46th president.

“Democrats have many good public servants and admirable people running for President. I will vote in the Virginia presidential primary for Joe Biden. Barack Obama wisely chose Joe as his partner in the White House, and for eight years, Vice President Biden worked hand-in-hand with President Obama to rescue the American economy from catastrophe, expand health care to millions of people, revive creative diplomacy to keep Americans safe, tackle global challenges like climate change, and appoint high-quality people across the executive and judicial branches of our government. As a Senator, I saw first-hand Joe’s role in these accomplishments.

It is sad to have a President who no one holds up as a role model for America’s kids. By contrast, Joe Biden has exemplary heart, character, and experience. He reminds me of Harry S. Truman, an outwardly ordinary man whose work ethic, faith in the goodness of everyday Americans, and love of country made him a great President. I am proud to vote for Joe Biden.”

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)


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