DEMOCRATS WANT A NEW FACE, BUT WHO?
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Democrats want a fresh face as a 2020 presidential nominee; however, they have nothing. This is easier said than done as the Democrats have no bench. In the eight years of Obama, the Democrat party was decimated. It was only Obama who benefited. Democrats say they want a new face, yet according to a recent Harvard/Harris poll, the top three favorites for a presidential run were former Vice President Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. So who is it that could possible run? Will the old guard step aside and let the next generation replace them. Is that possible when Democrat politicians find it so hard to give up their power?
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are among those touted as serious Democratic presidential contenders in 2020, but three-out-of-four Democrats think their party needs to turn to someone new.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 73% of Likely Democratic Voters believe their party should look for a fresh face to run for president in 2020. Just 16% disagree and think the party should promote a candidate who has already run in the past. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
As for Clinton, 58% now believe she has been bad for the Democratic Party. Only 22% think she’s been good for Democrats, while 12% say she’s had no impact on the party.