A new poll of the Democratic presidential primary shows frontrunner Hillary Clinton remaining under 50 percent support against Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden. The Fox News poll, which was released the day of the first Democratic debate, shows Clinton with 45 percent support, while Sanders has 25 percent support and Biden (who is not yet a candidate) has 19 percent support.
While Clinton remains in the lead, her advantage is down tremendously from its all-time high in May, when she had 63 percent support. And in a general election match-ups with registered voters, according to Fox, Clinton loses to four potential Republican candidates. Biden, on the other hand, beats all four of those GOP candidates and an additional fifth candidate.
Clinton is losing to Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson—the last match-up by the most, 39 percent to Carson's 50 percent. Biden, on the other hand, edges out all Fiorina, Bush, Carson, and Marco Rubio, while beating Donald Trump handily, 50 percent to 37 percent.
Support in the Democratic primary for both Clinton and Biden is roughly where it was in Fox's poll last month, with both gaining a point in October. Sanders has had a five-point drop in support from September, when he had 30 percent support.
Biden will not attend Tuesday's debate in Las Vegas, but Clinton, Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee will all face off.
Just in case Vice President Joe Biden decides to enter the Democratic presidential race in the next day, CNN will be prepared. According to a CNN correspondent, the network hosting the first Democratic debate has a podium on hand for Biden.
"In case of Biden break out podium number 6. Here it is folks," says senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Twitter.
During the White House's Summit On Worker Voice on Wednesday, Joe Biden had a clear message for labor unions—that Hillary Clinton might not be a reliable ally, but he would be. His speech focused on his sympathies for the labor movement, his friendship with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and the like. He also hit Clinton, saying, "if I don't move... I'll be demoted to Secretary of State or something like that.
Vice President Joe Biden has made significant gains in the national Democratic primary polls in recent weeks, with a new Bloomberg poll showing a quarter of registered Democratic primary voters supportin him, his best numbers yet.
California governor Jerry Brown gave signs in a Wednesday interview on CNN that he may be considering running for president.
Brown, who has run for president three before, spoke with Wolf Blitzer about the current Democratic field. The Democrat said he has not yet endorsed a candidate, calling frontrunner Hillary Clinton "formidable" and refused to give advice about Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly mulling a run.