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Joe Biden or Donald Trump: Who do you want to be president?

After months of very public waffling, former Vice President Joe Biden has finally announced his candidacy for president. Even before he formally announced, Biden lead the field of Democratic candidates by a comfortable margin. Biden is framing the election as a "battle for the soul of this nation," placing himself in direct opposition to President Donald Trump. Trump, though, is still polling strongly with Republican voters who think he's leading the nation in the right direction. Which candidate do you prefer?

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Biden began his official campaign with the release of a video in which he positions himself as the moral opposite of Donald Trump. According to The New York Times, the video is short on actual policy proclamations, instead leaning towards high-level moral arguments. 

In a three-and-a-half minute video laying out his reasons for running, Mr. Biden chose not to talk about policy issues or his biography but instead began by recalling the white supremacist march through Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 and a counterprotest, and Mr. Trump’s comment that there were “very fine people on both sides.” In that moment, Mr. Biden said, “I knew the threat to our nation was unlike any I’d ever seen in my lifetime.”
“We are in the battle for the soul of this nation,” Mr. Biden said. “I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time. But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”
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Overall President Trump maintains a huge amount of support amongst Republicans. According to a April 23-24 survey by YouGov, 86% of registered Republicans polled either strongly or somewhat approved of "the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President." While Democrats somewhat or strongly disapprove of his job at a rate of 89%, Trump still maintains a strong base of support. 

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Biden has recently found himself faced with several scandals. Numerous women have come forward to tell stories of times the former vice president has touched them in ways they found inappropriate and uncomfortable. As The Washington Post reports, Biden initially claimed to be taking the stories seriously and was working to be better. Days later, however, he took the stage at a fundraiser and made numerous jokes about the allegations.

Amy Lappos, a woman from Connecticut who recounted earlier in the week an instance in which Biden rubbed noses with her, also found his response troubling.
“Biden’s consent joke is a clear indication Biden doesn’t get it and doesn’t take the voice of the women who have come forward seriously,” she told The Washington Post. “A man who jokes about consent isn’t on the right side of women’s issues. This was also a joke about consent from a child, which adds a new level of creepy and gross.”
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The president has his own long and fraught history of infidelities and misconduct with women. Business Insider recently reported at least 23 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct. 

A deluge of women made their accusations public following the October 2016 release of the "Access Hollywood" tape, in which Trump was recorded boasting about grabbing women's genitals in 2005. Some others made their stories public months before the tape's release, and still others came forward as recently as December.
Trump has dismissed all of the allegations — which include ogling, harassment, groping, and rape — as "fabricated" and politically motivated accounts pushed by the media and his political opponents, and promised to sue all of his accusers. In some cases, he and his lawyer have suggested that Trump didn't engage in the alleged behavior with a certain woman because she was not attractive enough.

While Biden has been accused of inappropriate touching, none of his accusers have claimed his actions have been anywhere near illegal. 

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