Most Democrats Still Prefer ‘Fresh Face’ As 2020 Nominee
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Bernie Sanders who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 has jumped into the race for 2020, and former Vice President Joe Biden is mulling a bid, too. But most Democrats still think their party needs to turn to someone new.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely Democratic Voters believe Democrats should look for a fresh face to run for president in 2020, although this is down from 73% in July of last year. Just 20% disagree and say the party should promote a candidate who has already run in the past. Eighteen percent (18%) of Democrats are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 19-20, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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