Overlooked Poll: 60% Of Voters Find Democratic Field Of Presidential Candidates 'Underwhelming'

Posted: Jun 08, 2019 10:07 AM
Overlooked Poll: 60% Of Voters Find Democratic Field Of Presidential Candidates 'Underwhelming'

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Despite boasting a field of more than two dozen candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, the most recent Harvard/Harris poll shows that the 6 out of 10 voters find the slate of choices to defeat President Donald Trump to be "underwhelming."

The poll, conducted online within the United States from May 29-30, 2019 among 1,295 registered voters, found that just 40% of American voters find the Democratic options so far to be "impressive" when asked, "Do you find the current field of Democratic party candidates for president to be impressive or underwhelming?" 60% of participants answered "underwhelming" during this survey.

As for who among potential Democratic and Independent politicians voters believe could defeat incumbent President Donald J. Trump, 35% answered former Vice President Joe Biden has the "best chance." The choices offered in this question also included potential candidates like Hillary Clinton. The former party nominee and 2016 election loser polled at just 4%. Still, Clinton performed better than Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) who each earned 3% as the "best chance" to defeat President Trump in 2020. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came in at second place on this question with 11% of voters believing that the Democratic Socialist was the top choice who could most likely prevent a re-election of the current Republican commander-in-chief.

These same numbers more or less followed suit amongst Democratic voters when asked, "Which of the following candidates are you most likely to vote for in a Democratic primary?" Former Vice President Joe Biden received 36% of registered Democrats support from this poll, Sen. Bernie Sanders earned 17%, Sen. Kamala Harris placed 3rd at 8%, and 5% of voters said they would vote for Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the primary.

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These numbers could change as Democratic and Independent voters will get a better a look at their choices in the primary as the first Democratic Primary debates are held on June 26 and 27 in Miami. 

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