A new poll reveals Democrats prefer an imaginary, unnamed presidential candidate over Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, and other top contenders.
A poll by USA Today and Suffolk University reveals a plurality of Democrats would prefer to vote for a previously unheard of candidate to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, with most Democrats choosing the option “someone entirely new” over former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Representative Beto O’Rourke, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, Representative Elizabeth Warren, Governor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, or, in dead last place, failed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
59 per cent of Democrats polled suggested they would be “excited” in the event that an unknown person should decide to run to run, while only 53 per cent shared similar excitement about the prospect of Biden running for president. No other candidates received excitement from more than 50 per cent of those polled.
Assuming no dark horse candidate appears to satisfy Democrats’ desire to vote for an unfamiliar face, Biden and O’Rourke seem well poised to secure the nomination in 2020. Biden and his advisers have reportedly considered running alongside O’Rourke, while establishment Republicans are convinced that a unity ticket between Biden and Mitt Romney could be the secret to unseating President Trump.
As the race for 2020 comes closer, many of the candidates named have already created controversies for themselves. Biden claimed he would have “beat the hell” out of President Trump if given the opportunity, while O’Rourke quietly met with Obama in anticipation and became a target of conservative news in the process, and Cory Booker recently assured voters that he is, in fact, a heterosexual.
It is worth noting that, despite previous complaints from Democrats, the top three named contenders are all straight white men. CNN previously released a poll suggesting Sanders and O’Rourke were the top contenders, and received a flurry of complaints from viewers that the top contenders where all of the same gender, race and sexual preference.
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