This new CNN poll also shows that the President’s attacks on Biden and his family have boosted Biden’s candidacy. Only weeks ago, it was unclear whether the baseless and false attacks were going to damage or boost Biden’s fortunes among Democrats. The poll begins to answer that important question.
Many Democrats have come to Biden’s defense and understand that Trump is attacking him in this way because he is the candidate the Republicans most fear. No one likes to be told who should run and who they should vote for. They particularly don’t like to be told those things by the opposing party.
Some Democrats are also still extraordinarily bitter about how Hillary Clinton was subjected to misinformation and false and baseless charges in 2016. That sense of injustice among Democrats has proved to be critical insulation for Biden.