Biden responds to claims his campaign plagiarized passages from environmental groups

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco

Biden responds to claims his campaign plagiarized passages from environmental groups

Biden's 1988 presidential run ended up tanking in part because of plagiarism accusations: It surfaced that he'd plagiarized a law review article during law school in 1965.

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told reporters during a stop in Boston to meet with Mayor Marty Walsh on the city's climate change initiatives that his campaign made "a mistake". Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of MA had leads that were within the poll's margin of error. Each of the Democratic candidates are within the survey's margin of error in terms of defeating Trump at the ballot box in 2020.

According to a survey conducted last week by the Detroit News and WDIV-TV, approximately 53 percent of MI voters are against the House launching impeachment proceedings, while 40 percent say they are in favor of the move.

Biden's statement caused confusion when taken in context with his May 4 statement to an American Civil Liberties Union member that he would repeal the Hyde Amendment as president. The poll states that 41 percent are "strongly" opposed to ousting President Trump and only 27 percent "strongly" support the measure. Fellow candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) defended their more liberal stances and criticized Biden for his centrist positions over the weekend during a California state party convention; the most substantial criticism to date.

Trump leads former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, 48% to 45%.

Mr. Trump's approval rating in the state is split at 48% approval and 49% disapproval - even though voters told the pollsters that they are generally better off financially now than they were in 2016. Respondents approved of Cornyn's job in the Senate by a margin of 44 to 33 percent.

"In historically red-leaning Texas, the report for the rest of the Democratic field is not so bad either, which could spell trouble for President Trump. While 43 percent favor 'no action, ' 60 percent of Democrat voters believe Trump should be impeached and removed altogether", Breitbart News reported.

As Democrats must first sort through a more than 20-candidate primary field before concentrating on the general election, Republicans are optimistic they have time to invest in states like MI and Pennsylvania and ultimately to have an advantage. But Democrats were able to make some headway, gaining 12 seats in the Texas House.

In an early sign of the potential weakness of U.S. President Donald Trump's path to reelection, two Democratic presidential primary frontrunners are outshining the incumbent Republican in a poll of MI voters released on Wednesday. Plus, voter turnout was record-breaking during the midterm election cycle as more than eight million state residents went to the polls on Election Day.

A Quinnipiac University poll of Pennsylvania conducted in early May found Biden leading Trump by 11 percentage points.

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