Biden is top choice of Democrats if Clinton falters: Reuters/Ipsos poll

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in WashingtonBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic voters would choose Vice President Joe Biden as their preferred candidate for president in 2016 if current frontrunner Hillary Clinton shows signs of faltering, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. More than 38 percent of Democrats polled said they would vote for Biden in the Democratic Party nominating contest, if polling indicated that Clinton would lose to a Republican candidate. Thirty percent of Democratic voters said they would back liberal Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders should Clinton, a former secretary of state, run into trouble, according to the tracking poll conducted from Aug. 28 through Sept. 1.

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