Democrats have a huge leadership void heading towards the 2020 Presidential Elections.
According to the new Delphi Analytica poll that surveyed 333 voters in the Midwest region, a list that included 6 potential democratic nominees — most of the existing potential candidates barely seem to inspire any confidence among Democrats and Independents in their bid to take back the White House in 2020.
We polled; former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Among this list of potential candidates, Joe Biden has launched ‘American Possibilities’ PAC in early June which gives us a significant hint that he plans to test out a possible White House run over next few years. PACs are usually employed at this early stage as vehicle for fundraising and maintaining donor relationships. In addition to starting the PAC Onward Together, Hillary Clinton has been reported to be scouting for a role in the 2018 Midterms and may use it as a launch pad for her 2020 bid. The senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, has declined to comment on whether she plans to run against Donald Trump in 2020, and her rhetoric on “Big banks” and “financial reform” might endear her to the more populist wing of the party. Cory Booker, the senator from NJ, seems to be following the footsteps of former president Barack Obama — and at 47, is far younger than both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who will be in their 70s by the time the election rolls around. Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder is on a tour to meet with people in all 50 states, and we are still not certain if this will evolve into a Presidential bid. However, the ambitious CEO of a most powerful media company cannot be ruled out just yet.
In our Poll among Democrats in Midwest, approximately 50% thought none of the current democratic hopefuls have any chance of beating President Trump in 2020.
21% trusted former Vice President Joe Biden to take on Trump — while Elizabeth Warren, who represents the pro-Bernie populist wing of Democrats, had 14% support.
Interestingly, more people think Mark Zuckerberg has a higher chance of defeating Trump than former democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. This is a tremendous fall from a grace for a candidate who was the nominee for the party just few months back.
Among age groups, Joe Biden has highest support in the 18–24 age group, where almost 30% of democrats trust him to defeat Trump in 2020. However among other age groups, the outlook for all candidates is staggeringly bleak.
All this points to the fact that Democrats need a new fresh face unencumbered by any scandals for 2020, but having a new fresh face comes up with added liability of not having name recognition. Democrats have an interesting 2019 Primary ahead…..