Democratic presidential candidates appear to have a popularity problem among their own voters, according to a Washington Post/ ABC News poll.
According to the poll the long list of names either already running for the Democratic nomination in 2020, or those expected to run, don’t even make double digits among voters who were likely to favor them, including former Vice President Joe Biden, former first lady Michelle Obama, liberal star Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, rising star Beto O’Rourke, and newly-announced candidate Sen. Kamela Harris.
Voters were most likely to vote for either Biden and Harris who were at the top of the roster with nine and eight percent, respectively.
However, Sanders received a sad four percent and O’Rourke was just three percent. Both Obama and Warren were even less appreciated with only two percent
Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Oprah Winfrey all came in at one percent while Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bloomberg, and Kyrsten Sinema had zero percent of the vote.
However, among independent voters who were asked about voting for President Donald Trump for a second term, 59 percent said that they would not vote for him in 2020.
Some general misgivings among both the center and right have prompted several rumors about other Republicans challenging Trump in the primary in hopes of securing the Republican nomination.
Included in those rumors are former Ohio Governor John Kasich and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.
Former GOP Senator Jeff Flake, however, has taken himself out of the running.
“I have always said that I do hope that there is a Republican who challenges the president in the primary. I still hope that somebody does, but that somebody won’t be me. I will not be a candidate,” Flake said on Tuesday.
The Republican National Committee said on Friday that they would give their “undivided support” to the president in his reelection efforts. While they stopped short of a full formal endorsement, they made it clear that the party supports its current incumbent