That’s right. Democrat voters aren’t leaning the way many Democrat politicians, especially the ones at the forefront of the media, are hoping they’d lean.
They don’t want Hillary Clinton and her failures past, nor fake Elizabeth Warren, because she’d just finish last. They don’t want Ocasio-Cortez or Kamala Harris, so there. Spartacus Booker they can do without, they wouldn’t vote for him anywhere.
No, the Democrats want their Uncle Joe of Biden fame. He’s the only one that can win the game.
According to Politico, its new Morning Consult poll shows that of all the candidates that could run in 2020, Democratic voters believe that Joe Biden is the most capable of winning an election against President Donald Trump, with Bernie Sanders coming in 2nd:
More than a quarter of Democratic voters, 26 percent, say Biden is their first choice to be the Democratic nominee. Another one-in-five, 19 percent, would pick Sanders, the runner-up for the nomination in 2016.
Not too surprising, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke places 3rd on this list and may climb even higher if he plays his cards right according to Politico:
The two septuagenarians — Biden will be 77 on Election Day, 2020, and Sanders will be 79 — are the only two prospective candidates to garner double-digit support. The third-place candidate is Rep. Beto O’Rourke (R-Texas), who built national name-recognition through his losing Senate bid last week, with 8 percent.
“Beto O’Rourke is emerging to be an outside contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination, outpacing other potential nominees,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president.
Placing after these three are the more radical parts of the left who are squabbling for the most media attention every opportunity they get. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) respectively. Politico reports that Warren is at 5 percent, Harris at 4 percent and Booker at 3 percent.
This, combined with many of the results from the 2018 midterm elections tells us that Democratic voters seem to be over the more radical parts of the left and are seeking more centrist candidates. Sanders, of course, is no centrist, however, he is the most popular politician currently in the business throughout the nation so he would naturally place high on the list.
O’Rourke, who ran in Texas, ran something of a centrist campaign in order to fit his red state voting bloc, but it’s not clear how much further he will lean to the left if he plays on a national scale.
Either way, it would appear that the Democrats don’t want a woman or a minority. They continue to want a white male in charge, at least two of them even being old. It’ll be interesting to see how the moderate Democrats and the identity politics driven parts of the left clash over this come 2020.