This is big news, and possibly bad for Hillary.
It was reported Monday morning that Vice President Joe Biden is expected to officially announce his candidacy for president very soon, which could throw a wrench into embattled Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton‘s perceived cakewalk to her party’s nomination.
According to Fox 5 NY, Fox News’ senior White House correspondent Ed Henry reported via Twitter that “Three sources close to VP telling me he’s expected to announce he is running but the sources are all urging caution on 48-hr timeline.”
Henry’s report on Biden’s candidacy is seemingly confirmed by an earlier tweet from Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Brendan Boyle, who also claimed to have it from a “good source close to Joe” that the VP is prepared to enter the presidential race.
The long-debated entry of Biden into the race has led many to wonder just how it will affect Clinton’s struggling candidacy.
According to ABC News, recent polling shows that while Clinton is generally viewed by Democratic voters as a stronger leader than Biden, her “strong leadership qualities” lead has been steadily shrinking over the past few months.
The network also found Biden has higher favorability numbers than Clinton among voters, as well as being viewed as more honest and trustworthy than the former secretary of state currently under FBI investigation for her private email system.