Now that the 2018 midterm elections are over, with just a handful of recounts and outstanding results, the race for 2020 is heating up.
But according to a new poll of voters who lean left, they aren't hyped on anyone likely to run against President Trump for the White House.
From a new American Barometer poll and The Hill TV:
The survey, conducted among 680 registered voters who identified themselves as Democrats or independents, found that "none of the above" was the most popular choice among potential 2020 challengers to President Trump.Twenty-five percent of respondents said Biden would be their preferred nominee. Sanders, who ran in the Democratic presidential primary in 2016, came in second with 18 percent.
Thirty percent of the sample said they would prefer that "none of the above" become the Democratic nominee when asked to choose among former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D), Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D), California Sen. Kamala Harris (D), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Twelve percent of the independents and Democrats surveyed picked Clinton, Sanders's one-time presidential rival
Former Vice President Joe Biden has indicated for months he's interested in running against President Trump, even going so far as saying he wanted to physically fight him in a school yard.
During a Recode podcast interview last week, twice failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked about whether she would run again and said, "I want to be be President."
"Well, I'd like to be president," said. "I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there's going to be so much work to be done. I mean we have confused everybody in the world, including ourselves. We have confused our friends and our enemies. They have no idea what the United States stands for, what we're likely to do, what we think is important, so the work would be work that I feel very well prepared for having been at the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State department, and it's just going to be a lot of heavy lifting."
Democrat Senator Cory Booker recently got approval in New Jersey to run for President and his current seat at the same time.
Cory Booker cleared to run for Senate and president at the same time under New Jersey bill signed by governor https://t.co/6Z7wPDcGsi— Bloomberg (@business) November 2, 2018
A dark horse candidate for Democrats is still possible, but unlikely given their current bench of players.