Speaking at a bookstore in Manchester, N.H., Dr. Jill Biden urged voters on Monday to consider the “electability” of her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden, ahead of the 2020 Democratic primaries, and how they may have to “swallow a little bit” with the Democratic front-runner in order to defeat President Trump.
“I know that not all of you are committed to my husband, and I respect that, but I want you to think about your candidate, his or her electability, and who’s going to win this race,” Dr. Biden said.
“And so if you’re looking at that you’ve got to look at the polls,” Biden said. “If they’re consistent and they’re consistently saying the same thing, I think you can’t dismiss that.”
The former second lady insisted the party’s eventual nominee “just can’t have Democrats” in order to win a general election, stressing that person must win over independents. She also pointed to polls in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, where her husband is leading in matchups against Trump.