Joe Biden will find out Thursday if he wins the endorsement of the liberal online hub MoveOn, a sign — if he gets it — that he is inching closer to winning over progressive voters who remain skeptical about him. It's not a given that Biden will receive the two-thirds vote he needs to win the backing of MoveOn, which has 13 million people on its mailing list. Four years ago, MoveOn chose to launch a "United Against Hate" campaign against Donald Trump rather than ask its members to endorse Hillary Clinton, after more than three-fourths of them voted to back Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary. The organization didn't endorse in this year's Democratic primary because no candidate could corral the necessary support. The endorsement would measure something different than polls, where Biden has opened up a nine-point lead nationally over Trump, according to the RealClearPolitics.com compilation of major surveys. It would measure enthusiasm for the nominee to be. Clinton couldn't win that enthusiasm four years ago, when she and Sanders battled all the way to the convention. Then, 1 in 10 Sanders primary voters — 1.5 million people — backed Trump in the general election, according to a… Read full this story
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