The democrats are going to have a rough time during the 2020 election cycle, there is no doubt about that.
Not only are they facing an incumbent President, which in and of itself isn’t a good start, they are theoretically facing Donald Trump, who has just been handed a seemingly enormous victory in the case of Robert Mueller’s “RussiaGate” investigation. And, if anyone knows how to gloat for political points, it’s Donald Trump
These two uphill battles are a bit grim on their own, but the democrats have gone with the “spray and pray” method of choosing a candidate…as in; we’re going to scatter all of our options out there and see what sticks. The current field, as of today, stands at eighteen declared candidates, with at least one known unknown still out there in former Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden has not declared his intent yet, but is already working with a campaign-sized staff. The longtime DC insider even used a “slip of the tongue” to gauge his audience’s reaction to the idea of him running.
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But, still nothing official.
Why is this worrisome for the democrats? Because their current frontrunner by double digits is Joe Biden.
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a double-digit lead over the rest of the 2020 Democratic field in a new poll released Thursday.
In the Quinnipiac University poll, Biden heads the pack with the support of 29 percent of registered Democrats and voters who lean to the left, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) holds a second-place ranking with the backing of 19 percent of those surveyed.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who announced his bid for the presidency this month following his defeat to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in November’s midterm elections, sits in third place in the poll with 12 percent, while Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is in fourth with the support of 8 percent of respondents.
A relative newcomer is margin waves, however.
Meanwhile, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) has surged in the polls since the announcement of his exploratory committee and was tied for fifth place with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), each earning the support of 4 percent of voters.
Also undeclared is Hillary Clinton, who famously lost to Donald Trump is 2016 after it was revealed that she had colluded with the DNC in order to rig the primaries.
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