In front of multiple press outlets, former Vice President Joe Biden recently referred to Julian Castro as Cisneros and confused Hispanics for Africans.
On Saturday, Biden said, “So, even though that I”m the only campaign that I’m aware of – maybe, maybe Cisneros’s campaign is doing it, I’m not sure – but, um, or Castro’s campaign is doing it.”
“The, um, fact is that we have reached out extensively into the African – excuse me, into the Hispanic community and the Latino community over my entire career.”
Last week Donald Trump’s campaign took Biden’s “Todos Con Biden” URL, which was Biden’s Hispanic and Latino outreach initiative.
Despite Biden’s recent fluke, Cillizza referred to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS examining the Democratic primary. He noted Biden is in first place with 34 percent, claiming that Biden jumped 10 points since a previous poll conducted in September by CNN. However, Cillizza also noted support for Warren and Sanders has “stayed generally static over the same time.”
But readers shouldn’t be confused by all of Cillizza’s points on Biden just yet. In his recent piece analyzing Biden, he stated how the real story is how Biden is ahead in this poll. Biden’s lead in this recent CNN poll is a predictor in understanding whether Biden will ultimately become the nominee according to Cillizza.
“Biden is ahead because he is consolidating his support among non-white voters, a key voting bloc among whom he already had a very clear edge over his primary rivals.”
Here’s how the numbers by race break out in the new CNN poll:
Biden – 27 percent
Warren – 23 percent
Sanders – 15 percent
Biden – 42 percent
Sanders – 16 percent
Warren – 13 percent
Marissa Martinez is the founder of Strategic Rush, contributor for Accuracy in Media, The Hill, and Republican Strategist for PACs and congressional candidates. @MarissaAlisa