But one of the unproven storylines of the 2020 campaign today is that, despite generally accepted defeatist views, the support of the former vice president has and continues to demonstrate amazing stability. This is especially true with respect to Biden's support among African Americans, a critical electoral bloc in the Democratic presidential election.
Among black voters in the Quinnipiac poll, Biden took 44% to 10% for Sanders and only 8% for Warren. (South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigig received less than 1% of the black vote in South Carolina in a new poll, Q. Ouch.)
To make it clear: Biden is still not where he wants to be in Iowa or New Hampshire. And his fundraising should be much better. But his constant strength in South Carolina – and the constant support of black voters even against the backdrop of online predictions about his imminent demise – suggest that Biden may have more strength than he currently believes.
MeaningA: Biden is not the freshest face in the race. He is not the most liberal. He is not the most eloquent. But he may well have the deepest support among a key bloc of voters who have identified the last two presidential candidates from the Democratic Party.