Hillary Clinton has been not-so-subtly hinting at a possible return to the campaign trail as of late, sending groans and eye-rolls rippling throughout the Democratic Party.
Clinton was famously hammered by then-candidate Trump and even her own party during her doomed 2016 run, appearing to be the establishment candidate to end all establishment candidates. Her political trickery reached new heights during that contest, as Wikileaks revealed that the Former Secretary of State’s team essentially co-opted the DNC and rigged the primaries against Bernie Sanders.
Just how unwelcome is Clinton in the 2020 race? A new poll suggests that, if she were to replace Joe Biden in the contest today, Bernie Sanders would immediately move to the lead position.
A McLaughlin & Associates October 2019 poll released this week examined that scenario, taking Biden out of the equation and putting both Clinton and Bloomberg in the race.take our poll - story continues below
While Bloomberg’s presence does not appear to make a significant impact, Biden’s absence and Clinton’s addition would cause Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to rise to the top of the national field with 23 percent support. Under the scenario, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) would maintain her top tier status with 20 percent support, followed by Clinton with ten percent support. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) would also gain a notable boost, coming right behind Clinton with nine percent support.
Just how possible is this scenario?
According to recent reports from both the New York Times and Washington Post, Clinton has not taken a 2020 run off the table and is, instead, keeping tabs on the growing distress among some members of the Democrat Party, who are unhappy with the current selection of candidates.
“Hillary Clinton, according to two people close to her, has not ruled out jumping in herself, a sign that she is hearing similar dissatisfaction,” the Washington Post reported.
“But put it this way: It ain’t zero. And does she think about it all the time? Absolutely,” a source said, according to the Post.
Clinton has never been one to let her constituents get in the way of her own political greed, however, and this latest polling certainly ins’t enough to prevent her from selfishly ruining the Democrats’ chances for victory in 2020.
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