Poll Reveals How Dem Women Feel About Joe Biden Groping

Recent allegations of former Vice President Joe Biden’s inappropriate touching of women dominated political headlines for most of last week, but a new poll indicates voters in one of the country’s largest states don’t consider it a serious issue.

A Quinnipiac University public opinion survey of California voters also suggests that Biden – who’s likely to launch a White House bid in the coming weeks – is the leader of the pack in the Golden State among the large field of contenders vying for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Two-thirds of voters questioned in the live operator survey – including 67 percent of women, 71 percent of Democrats, and even 55 percent of Republicans – said the controversy was not a serious issue.

“‘Let Biden be Biden,’ say California voters, clearly unconcerned about former Vice President Joe Biden’s tactile embrace of supporters,” Quinnipiac Polling assistant director Tim Malloy said. “But there is one noticeable generational split. The youngest of voters are far more inclined to say, ‘hands off.'”

Biden’s well publicized and decades long affectionate brand of physical politics was thrust into the spotlight nearly two weeks ago, thanks to allegations from 2014 Nevada Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Lucy Flores. She said in an essay published in New York Magazine that Biden made her feel “uneasy, gross, and confused” at a campaign rally when she said he kissed her on the back of the head. Her claims quickly went viral and became a top cable news story for a week. (Read more from “Poll Reveals How Dem Women Feel About Joe Biden Groping” HERE)

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