Socialist Bernie Sanders’ failure to gain traction in more moderate Iowa is not nearly as surprising as former Vice President Joe Biden’s apparent failure to launch according to a new Des Moines Register poll of likely voters. In fact, Biden’s once 30-point margin over his next closest rival for the 2020 Democratic nomination has diminished by a third. Sanders, meanwhile, is ranking third by a single point, as Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg have hit double digits and are nipping at his heels. Let the bucket of crabs begin.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

It’s been a rough week for former Vice President Joe Biden. Between allegations that he plagiarized elements of his climate plan to a Hyde Amendment flip-flop for the ages, the front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination has been fending off nothing but attacks since the beginning of June.

And now, it seems, his 20-point lead in the polls is slowly shrinking.

A Des Moines Register survey of likely Iowa caucus voters still has Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders comfortably in the lead of other Democratic contenders, but Biden’s once 30-point margin over his closest opponent has been slashed by a third.