Stan Greenberg, one of the longest-leading Democratic pollsters, is urging presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to strongly consider Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as his vice president pick.
In early May, Greenberg met with top officials for the Biden campaign to discuss two key battleground surveys developed by his firm. While Biden is the Democratic frontrunner, Greenberg insists Democrats still have not unified behind him which could be problematic in the coming months.
Because of this Greenberg is urging the Biden campaign to select a running mate who “will help the most in November,” according to Politico.
Greenberg is confident “Warren is the obvious solution.” Just as Greenberg advised former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, he is doubling down on his belief that Warren is the remedy needed to take the White House.
The report also suggests Biden is actually further behind where Clinton was with Bernie Sanders’ supporters at this point in her campaign. Approximately 20% of Sanders’ Democratic socialist base still insists they have no interest in voting for Biden.
While Clinton was on the campaign trail, only 15% of Sanders’ voters expressed no interest in voting for her.
“They lean towards the Democrats, but Biden’s not getting their votes yet,” Greenberg told Politico.
Before Greenberg’s assessment, the Biden campaign recognized its struggle to command the Democratic forefront as most candidates do after clinching the presidential nomination. Therefore, Biden’s vice president pick could be a major determining factor in the future of his campaign.
The latest projection from Greenberg comes amid numerous reports on the potential running mates being considered by the Biden campaign.
Biden is hoping to reveal his vice president pick on August 1, as IJR reported.