The Leaders of the Pack in the Democratic Primary

By: Ray Alade
OwlFeed Media Editor

The polls have been the center of attention for the Democratic party as Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders all have been on top of the polls since they all announced they were running. 

 What are the candidates’ plans for the United States if they become president? Here are each frontrunner’s vision and plans to better the US.


Joe Biden is currently #1 in the race. Joe Biden was a former Vice President to President Obama from 2008 to 2016. 

He states he wants to bring back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, which provides consumers with the support that lower payments for households with incomes between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty level, opposing Medicare for all.

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According to Politico, he also wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour, increase teacher pay, support developing new nuclear technologies as part of an attempt to fight climate change, decriminalize the use of marijuana, and raise corporate taxes, but keep rates lower than before 2017.

 These are some of his ideas that are apart of “Joe’s Vision For America.” Biden said on his website, “America is an Idea. An idea that goes back to our founding principle that all men are created equal.”  Biden assures the American people we can improve the future and make the US better than it is now under Trump’s region.  


Elizabeth Warren is currently 2nd in the polls. She was once 1st in the race and even tied with former Vice President Biden. She even gained the #1 spot once back in September. She was a potential candidate for the office of president of the United States in 2016. However, she did not seek the presidency. 

She said on her website, “We need to tackle the corruption in Washington that makes our government work for the wealthy and well-connected, but kicks dirt on everyone else, and put economic and political power back in the hands of the people.”

Some of her plans include raising taxes on the wealthy and creating new social programs, making college free, banning assault weapons, legalizing marijuana and banning fracking of oil and gas.  She claims its part of her “What Would Elizabeth Do” plan, which includes strengthening our democracy, rebuilding our middle class, ending Washington corruption and much more. 


In 3rd place in the race is Senator Bernie Sanders. This will be Sanders’ 2nd time running for office as he declared his candidacy again back in February of 2019.

On Sanders’ campaign website he said, “No one candidate is capable of taking on Donald Trump and the billionaire class alone. There is only one way we win — and that is together.” 

His plans are quite similar like most of the other democratic candidates. Some of his ideas for the future of America are raising taxes on the wealthy and creating new social programs, making minimum wage $15/hour, canceling all student debt, breaking up agribusiness [agriculture carried on commercial principles such as using advanced technology] and providing citizenship for Dreamers [young immigrants].

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Some polls show Sanders ahead of President Trump by 7% and he’s had more individual donations than Trump. The Jacobin said, “The candidate most likely to beat Trump is the one with the massive volunteer army, already hard at work all over the country, and especially in swing states and counties. That candidate is Bernie Sanders. No one else comes close.”


Biden, Sanders, and Warren aren’t the only ones who have significant plans for the United States. There are 15 more candidates in the democratic party who want to make changes and support the American people. 

All the candidates are all different and similar. Most of them have the same idea and strategies about things like health care, immigration, gun control and so much more.  

 In about 372 days, American voters will soon be choosing their next president. To hear more about the democratic candidates and their ideas, the next Democratic debate will be November 20th in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.


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