Democrats stop betting on a Biden implosion

DES MOINES — It took more than a year, but the Democratic presidential primary is finally coming to terms with the fact that Joe Biden isn’t going to collapse before the first votes are cast.

If anything, the landscape is tilting more in his favor.

Biden’s fundraising has improved. His polling is steadier, and his opponents barely touched him in the presidential debate on Tuesday — the final debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

Two of his top rivals, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, have started feuding, raising the prospect of a splintered progressive vote. 

Democrats stop betting on a Biden implosion
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 10: Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (CENTER L) speaks as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (R) listens at a campaign event at United Firefighters of Los Angeles City on January 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Garcetti endorsed Biden yesterday. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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