Wake up and smell that cuppa Joe! How Biden bounced Sanders

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Wake up and smell that cuppa Joe! How Biden bounced Sanders

ANALYSIS | What gave the former veep the edge over the ‘democratic socialist’? Here are five takeaways

James Oliphant

Joe Biden was quickly declared the winner in nominating contests in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho on Tuesday, giving him perhaps unstoppable momentum toward winning the Democratic nomination to challenge US President Donald Trump in November.

The former vice-president’s appeal to broad and diverse segments of Democratic voters cemented his victories over rival Bernie Sanders, according to exit polls and results.

In some cases, Biden outperformed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with key groups, suggesting that Sanders’s path to the nomination has narrowed...

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