Would It Be Weird If Biden Didn’t Run?

By Geoffrey Skelley of FiveThirtyEight –

Former Vice President Joe Biden is arguably a 2020 front-runner. He has led or tied for the lead in almost every Democratic presidential primary poll he’s appeared in so far. The catch? He isn’t running — at least not yet.

How common is it it for candidates to lead in the polls and never enter the race? We found 10 politicians since 1972 who didn’t end up running but who, like Biden, led the field in at least one question in a national poll conducted one to two years before the New Hampshire primary (we’re about a year away from that primary now). As you can see…

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About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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