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Fox News Poll: Biden Clobbers Trump By 9 Percent
Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware, on March 16, 2019.
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On Friday, Fox News released a new general election poll that comes as great news for former Vice President Joe Biden.

The poll, which was conducted on 1,011 “registered voters” between March 21 – 24, found that if the November election were held today, former Vice President Joe Biden would beat President Trump by a nine-point margin.

The poll asked: “If the 2020 presidential election were held today, how would you vote if the candidates were [Biden and Trump]?”

49% of respondents said they would vote for Biden, while 40% said they would vote for Trump. This has changed little from previous Fox News polls taken in February, January, and December in which Biden scored 49%, 50%, and 48%, respectively, and Trump scored 41% in all three.

What’s most interesting about this poll is that Biden’s chances of beating President Trump increase when three former female Democratic candidates are suggested as the former vice president’s potential running mates.

Biden famously promised to choose a female as his vice president during the most recent debate between himself and rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

When Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is suggested as Biden’s running mate, his support rises to 50%. When Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is named, his support also rises to 50%. However, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on the ticket, support for Biden increases to 52% to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s 42%.

This isn’t the only poll showing Biden clobbering Trump in November. According to the RealClearPolitics general election average of polls, the former vice president has a 7.1% lead over President Trump (50.9% to 43.8%). In the last ten polls dating back to mid-February, Biden’s lead ranges from just 3% to as much as 11%.

It should be noted that this poll was finished just before the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden were revealed.

As The Daily Wire previously reported, on Wednesday, journalist and podcaster Katie Harper released a portion of an audio interview with former Biden staffer Tara Reade in which Reade alleges that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.

Reade describes being pushed up against a wall in a “side area” after rushing to bring then-Senator Biden a gym bag. “His hands were on me, and underneath my clothes,” the former staffer alleges. “He went down my skirt, but then up inside. He penetrated me with his fingers.”

Reade claims that after it was over, Biden told her that she was “nothing” to him, then attempted to calm her down, saying, “You’re okay. You’re fine.”

Interestingly, as noted by The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh, the mainstream press appears to have largely ignored the story since it broke. Aside from Fox News and other conservative or conservative-leaning news organizations, the only major outlets that have written about the sexual assault allegations are HuffPo, The Hill, Yahoo, International Business Times, and Vox.

As of publication, a Google search for the story produces zero results from CNN, MSNBC, Associated Press, Reuters, NBC, CBS, ABC, or any other major news organization aside from those listed above.

While Joe Biden himself hasn’t yet commented on the allegations, the Biden campaign’s Kate Bedingfield offered the following statement to Fox News: “Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims. We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false.”

RELATED: Woman Accuses Joe Biden Of Sexual Assault

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