Bernie Sanders tops new poll for 2020 presidential candidates

Known as the "three B's" Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, and Joe Biden have all topped, in various positions, the top three slots of many other recently conducted polls.


In a new straw poll by the progressive political action committee (PAC) Democracy for America, the “three B’s” – or Bernie, Biden, and Beto – top the list of frontrunner candidates for the 2020 presidential elections.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont tops the list at 36 percent, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 15 percent, and Beto O’Rourke of Texas in third place at 12 percent. The three men are followed by Senator Elizabeth Warren with just 8 percent and California Senator Kamala Harris at 7 percent.

As Ryan Grim from The Intercept points out:

Democracy for America, which conducted the poll, has over a million members and was one of the few groups that endorsed Senator Sanders over Hillary Clinton during the 2016 primaries.

The poll included over 94,000 votes, ranking up to three potential candidates on each ballot, and ran November 29 to December 14. The results only reflect first-choice votes.

“These results make clear that, while Bernie Sanders has a strong early lead, no single potential presidential candidate has full command of the Democratic Party’s progressive base heading into 2019,” the group’s incoming chief executive, Yvette Simpson, said in a prepared statement. “With more than 14 months before Iowa, we expect these results to change as grassroots progressives hear the messages the candidates are running on, see the campaigns executing on the ground, and watch them construct the broad-based coalition of the New American Majority of people of color and white progressive voters it will take to beat Donald Trump.”

Known as the “three B’s” Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, and Joe Biden have all topped, in various positions, the top three slots of many other recently conducted polls from places such as MoveOn and the Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom survey.


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