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Joe Biden's campaign says his dismal poll numbers are 'even worse' than Trump's Ukraine scandal

Joe Biden's 2020 campaign is severely underreacting to what should be a Democratic home run.

The White House on Wednesday released a memorandum from a call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, which shows Trump pushed Zelensky to investigate Biden's son Hunter Biden, likely aiming to use the information for campaign attacks. Even though Trump admitted to much of what the transcript shows earlier on Tuesday, a Biden fundraising email suggests the former vice president's campaign didn't seem to think it was such a big deal.

The email starts out with some "bad news:" that "Trump is using the Oval Office to pressure a foreign power into interfering in the 2020 election." But there's something "even worse," it continues: recent polls show him losing his frontrunner status. A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday morning shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has pulled ahead in Iowa.

The poll simply displays an ongoing trend: Warren is on the rise, while Biden is slightly slumping. What is new is the fact that the House is officially pursuing an impeachment inquiry into Trump, and that it has a whole lot to do with Biden himself.