Scarborough: 'Teflon Joe' Biden weathering storm amid Warren's 'political bleeding'

Scarborough: 'Teflon Joe' Biden weathering storm amid Warren's 'political bleeding'
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MSNBC’s Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough says he'll never return to Republican Party after GOP supported Trump Fox News wins ratings week, while MSNBC touts daytime figures Scarborough: Putin more likely to take tough question than Trump MORE referred to Democratic presidential front-runner Joe BidenJoe BidenAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Federal student loan payment suspension extended another month Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week 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 WarrenCan Biden find a third way between Trumpism and Obama-era globalism? Left seeks to influence Biden picks while signaling unity Schwarzenegger says he would 'absolutely' help Biden administration 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 ClintonHillary and Chelsea Clinton to host series based on their book 'Gutsy Women' Democrats see spike in turnout among Asian American, Pacific Islander voters Biden officially announces ex-Obama official Brian Deese as top economic adviser 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 SandersOn The Money: Unemployment gains lower than expected | Jobs report lights fire under coronavirus relief talks Sanders says he can't support bipartisan COVID-19 relief proposal in its current form Progressives push for direct payments to be included in COVID-19 relief deal 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 ButtigiegJuan Williams: Clyburn is my choice as politician of the year 'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' MORE (D), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate committee advances bill for national Latino museum Senate committee approves nominations of three FEC commissioners Scammers step up efforts to target older Americans during pandemic MORE (D-Minn.), billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Late donor surges push election spending projections to new heights New voters surge to the polls MORE and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangGroups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Media and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Andrew Yang: Democrats need to adopt message that government is 'working for them' MORE, will face off in the sixth Democratic presidential primary debate in Los Angeles on Thursday.