A new NY Times / Siena Iowa poll is not good news for self proclaimed “frontrunner” Joe Biden.
The latest NY Times / Siena Iowa poll has the former Vice President in fourth place.
Warren leads at 22, Sanders is second at 19, followed by Buttigieg at 18 and Biden at 17.
Also notable, Kamala Harris, who recently restructured her troubled campaign to focus on Iowa, registers only at 3%, tied with Yang and Below Klobuchar.
A report from Bloomberg which came before this poll result, claimed that nearly a dozen senior Democrats in the state believe Joe Biden may be headed for a humiliating 3rd or 4th place finish in Iowa due to a poorly organized operation.
This new poll result is unlikely to assuage those fears.
Biden didn’t join the 2020 presidential race until April, months after his rivals had set up camp and secured the most sought-after hires. He entered as the front-runner, a position that has slowly eroded as Warren’s and Buttigieg’s standings have risen. Recent polls have Warren tied with Biden, and one survey shows Buttigieg in third place in the state.
Even though Biden told reporters in Iowa last week that he was “working like hell” to win, Democrats there say he has a lot of ground to make up.
“I think it’s fair to say if action isn’t taken soon, you’re going to find that a person who was 7 or 14 points behind Biden will be breathing down his neck or actually ahead of him,” said Kurt Meyer, chairman of the Mitchell County Democratic Party. “There’s still time because the caucuses are not on Oct. 27, but action needs to be taken.”
A defeat in Iowa wouldn’t end the Biden campaign. He is heavily favored in South Carolina, the fourth contest of the nominating season, but it would slice into his chief argument — that he’s best suited to beat President Donald Trump.
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com