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Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging the Biden campaign to focus more on the economy and not “just go after Trump."
Why it matters: Sanders had been privately grousing about the Biden campaign and even urged the campaign to “intensify its focus on pocketbook issues and appeals to liberal voters,” according to a Washington Post story that popped on Saturday.
In a Sunday interview with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, Sanders denied the report but then said, “I think we need to give people a good reason to vote for Joe Biden.”
- “Joe has some pretty strong positions on the economy, and we need to do a better job of talking about that.”
- “I think Biden's in an excellent position to win this election,” he said. “But I think we've got to do more as a campaign than just go after Trump.”
The big picture: Biden still maintains a healthy lead in most national and battleground polls, with a new Fox News survey giving Biden a 51%-46% overall lead over Trump.
- But the poll shows voters trust Trump over Biden on the economy by 5 percentage points.