Poll: Majority of Dems Want ‘Someone Entirely New’ to Run in 2020
According to a new poll, the majority of Democrats want the party to choose an “entirely new” candidate for 2020.
The Hill reports:
A USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday found 66 percent of Democrats and independents chose “someone entirely new” from a list of possible contenders for the Democratic nomination in 2020. Of those surveyed, just 9 percent said that an unknown individual should not run.
Vice President Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were the next-most popular choices. Forty-four percent of Democrats and independents said they would want Biden to run. Thirty-one percent said they would not want him to run.
The poll found 44 percent also said they would be excited to have Sanders take another shot at the Democratic nomination, while 38 percent would not want him to run.
The poll found 34 percent of voters want Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to run for the nomination, with 27 percent saying she shouldn’t run.
If they ran for president, Biden would be 78 years old when sworn into office, Sanders would be 79 and Warren would be 71.
Trump, who will be the oldest president when he takes office, is 70.
The poll also included Hillary Clinton on the list of possible choices for 2020. The poll found 22 percent would be excited to have Clinton return to challenge Donald Trump, but nearly 62 said she shouldn’t bother running.
The national poll by USA Today and Suffolk University surveyed 626 registered voters who identify as Democrats or independents from Dec. 14 to 18. The margin of error is 3.9 percentage points.
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