I’m not a betting man. I don’t tend to have the best of luck, nor the most sound strategies to actually come out a winner during a wager. However, I will bet any amount of money you will never guess just who is leading the field of Democrat 2020 candidates in a recent USA Today/Suffolk poll.
If you guessed former Vice President Joe Biden, you’d be wrong. That’d be the most obvious choice, but he’s not the most desired candidate. He’s in second place, most definitely, but not the most desired candidate.
Failed Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke? Also wrong, and he’s also relatively obvious. He is behind Biden.
Senators Kamal Harris, Corey Booker, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren? They’re there, but not quite either.
So you have to really think: just who else is there? Hillary? Well, she’s there, but she’s nowhere near to the level of the other candidates.
So who? Who does USA Today/Suffolk say is the most desired candidate in the Democrat Party? The answer?
LITERALLY ANYONE ELSE!
I’m not joking. In the poll, USA Today and Suffolk asked 689 Democrat and Independent voters who they would want as the Democrat candidate in 2020. The answer: “Someone else entirely”.
That “someone else entirely”, led the field with 59% of voters saying they’d be excited to see this person run and only 11% saying they dislike the idea of an entirely new person running.
Biden was second, with 53% of voters saying they’d be excited and 24% saying they’d dislike his candidacy.
Sanders was third, with 36% saying they’d be excited and 41% saying they didn’t want him running. First time that I see him negative.
Beto O’Rourke came in with 30% excited and over 30% going as far as saying they’d never even heard of him. Ouch.
Harris and Booker followed close behind, with 29% excited and 34% never hearing of Harris, and 28% excited and 29% never hearing of Booker.
Warren came in behind those two, with 27% excited and 33% opposing her candidacy, further highlighting the fall from race (get it?) that she’s been dealing with ever since exposing she was not Native American and still pretending she was because she can’t read properly.
Finally, failed 2016 Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton brought in the rear and had only 15% saying they were excited for her and a massive 70% being opposed to her candidacy.
Back in early November, a poll from The Hill asked the same question of who is the preferred choice among 680 Democrat voters.
The winner was no different: “None of the above”. “None of the above” garnered 204 votes, almost one-third of the available votes. Joe Biden came in second with 168 votes, Sanders with 123, Hillary with 80, Harris with 28, Michael Bloomberg with 27, Warren with 26 and Booker with 24.
That poll was from just two days after the “blue wave” midterms.
Things don’t look great for the Democrats right now. Of course, as I mentioned in another article where I talked about an odds-making site having Trump soundly defeating any opponent, we are still two years removed from the 2020 election. A lot can happen in the span of two years.
And as I see it, Joe Biden is most likely to win the Democrat candidacy were he to run. Virtually every poll has him in the lead with either Sanders or O’Rourke tailing behind him.
Still, these polls aren’t an indication that Biden wouldn’t be the candidate. Among Democrats and Independents, he seems to be the first choice among prominent and well-known Democrats. These polls don’t necessarily indicate problems for him in the primaries, but in the general election.
Part of the reason Trump won in 2016 is because there were a lot of Democrats that wound up voting for him because the Democrat Party has gone so far Left it’s unrecognizable from what it at least pretended to be in the past: a blue-collar-friendly party. I don’t think blue-collar Democrats will abandon Trump.
However, another part of the reason Trump won is because Hillary was a particularly disastrous candidate who could not draw flies to her rallies. Yeah, she won the popular vote, but that’s because California and New York have some of the biggest populations and both are blue strongholds. Take either of them out of the equation and you can see that the rest of the country wanted Trump by a lot more.
If Democrats want literally anyone else to be their candidate, that spells at least some trouble for Biden, let alone any other supposedly promising Democrat.
Now, again, we’re two years removed from 2020. A lot can happen, including Biden getting more popular.
But as things stand currently, we see a divided Democrat base, with no one agreeing on who should be their candidate and most not wanting any of the above leading their party to fight Trump.
I don’t know what will happen from here on. All I know is that the Left has zero chance at actually impeaching Trump unless they can legitimately prove he did something illegal, which is not likely. And as it stands, it’s also not looking all that likely that Trump will lose in 2020.
Again, we’re two years removed, and I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch. But this is a trend that is problematic for the Democrats. If they don’t alter course and actually gain support, they might not win in 2020.
Like I said, I don’t know what will happen. But I hope we continue seeing numbers like these and a divided Democrat base, where their candidate is not the one they would want.
Regardless of what happens, for now, I will simply enjoy and amuse myself with the fact that a large portion of the Democrats and Independents would prefer literally anyone else apart from the options presented. That should terrify the Democrats, even two years before 2020.
And here’s hoping God won’t allow any of these evil Leftists to regain power anywhere in Washington.
“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
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