MSNBC’s Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough pleads with Biden to mandate vaccines for teachers, health workers Trump ramps up attacks on media Scarborough hosts critical race theory debate on 'Morning Joe' MORE referred to Democratic presidential front-runner Joe BidenJoe BidenDearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized Pfizer to apply for COVID-19 booster approval for 16- and 17-year-olds: report Coronavirus variant raises fresh concerns for economy MORE as "Teflon Joe" on Monday in analyzing a new poll showing the former vice president on top of the 2020 field, while pointing to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate GOP blocks defense bill, throwing it into limbo Restless progressives eye 2024 Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run MORE's (D-Mass.) continued "political bleeding."
“Once again, [it] had Joe Biden on top, and once again, and I will say this has been the biggest surprise for me over the past month, Elizabeth Warren continuing to drop, minus 8 [points],” Scarborough said on "Morning Joe."
“And I just sit and look at those numbers and say, 'Is she really losing all of this support because she put out a very progressive program?' " he asked, referring to Warren's "Medicare for All" plan, which included a proposed cost of $20.5 billion in new federal spending.
"In the Democratic Party, I would not have expected this political bleeding to continue, but it does in just about every poll, and look at Teflon Joe. Teflon Joe just staying up there, Jack,” he added.
“Teflon Joe, Durable Joe ... call it what you want to call it, but he has weathered some storms, Joe, during this primary,” noted Adrienne Elrod, a spokeswoman for former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE's 2016 presidential campaign. “And so far he’s stayed on top consistently."
"He’s also the only candidate in this race, I know we talked about this many times on the show, but he’s the only candidate running in the Democratic primary who can really attract a diverse electorate," she added.
The Fox News poll released Sunday showed 30 percent of Democratic voters and Democratic-leaning independents saying they support Biden, with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate GOP blocks defense bill, throwing it into limbo This week: Congress starts year-end legislative sprint Restless progressives eye 2024 MORE (I-Vt.) a close second at 20 percent. Warren only garnered 13 percent support, compared to 21 percent in the same poll last month.
Biden and Sanders, along with Warren, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHarris, Buttigieg to promote infrastructure law in Charlotte 'Fox & Friends Weekend' hosts suggest new variant meant to distract from Biden's struggles Buttigieg: Families who buy electric vehicles 'never have to worry about gas prices again' MORE (D), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharKlobuchar confident spending bill will be finished before Christmas Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden renominates Powell as Fed chair MORE (D-Minn.), billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerYouth voting organization launches M registration effort in key battlegrounds Overnight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline MORE and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangPoll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run At 28 percent approval, say goodbye to Kamala Harris being Plan B to an aging Biden Adams wins New York City mayor's race MORE, will face off in the sixth Democratic presidential primary debate in Los Angeles on Thursday.