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Democrats Hold First 2020 Presidential Poll, and It's a DOOZY

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With the campaigns for 2020 likely beginning in earnest come January, the democratic party looks to be at a loss for a clear frontrunner.

After her embarrassing electoral evisceration in 2016, it would be silly to believe that Hillary Clinton would rise to prominence again in a party shattered by her behavior last go-round.  Sure, she has the international recognition, and the left certainly loves a good revenge plot line, but the baggage that comes with cozying up to the Clintons will almost certainly prove to be too much to bear by 2020.

And that’s if Hillary is healthy enough by then to even assume the role of candidate.

So, like all good politicos, the left is relying on pollsters to help them sort the wheat from the chaff.  In one of the premier surveys, however, the results weren’t as expected.

An early straw poll of members of the progressive group shows a wide-open competition for liberal voters in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, with Rep. Beto O’Rourke narrowly beating out former Vice President Joe Biden.

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The poll, obtained by NBC News, shows a plurality of respondents — 29 percent — either said they did not yet know whom they would support or wanted someone else not listed among the group’s more than 30 potential candidate choices.

The most popular potential candidate was O’Rourke, D-Texas, who was selected by 15.6 percent of respondents, followed by Biden at 14.9 percent, and then Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with 13.1 percent.
The top three democratic candidates?  Rich white guys.
Then came the diversity:
The three men were followed by Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., who garnered 10 percent support, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with 6.4 percent. Meanwhile, three Democratic senators, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Cory Booker of New Jersey, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were each selected by about 3 percent of members.
Missing from the list was Hillary Clinton – the former First Lady and former Secretary of State – and certainly one of the more usual suspects in this sort of speculation.
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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.