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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:06 PM

Elizabeth Warren wins the first Daily Kos 2020 Presidential Straw Poll (full results)

Elizabeth Warren wins the first Daily Kos 2020 Presidential Straw Poll
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Daily Kos Staff
2019/01/08 · 11:45


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/8/1824418/-Elizabeth-Warren-wins-the-first-Daily-Kos-2020-Presidential-Straw-Poll-full-results

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Well, our first presidential primary straw poll of the 2020 cycle began with a bang! Nearly 35,000 of you voted! The results:

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ELIZABETH WARREN.............22%
BETO O’ROURKE...................15%
KAMALA HARRIS...................14%
JOE BIDEN...........................14%
BERNIE SANDERS.................11%
UNSURE..............................9%
OTHER................................9%
CORY BOOKER.....................3%
JULIAN CASTRO...................1%
KRISTEN GILLIBRAND...........1%

With over two dozen candidates talking about running (no exaggeration), I will replace the bottom-two-performing candidates with two new candidates. Yes, that means that in any given week, unless you support one of those top performers, there are good odds that your favorite candidate may not be on here. Given that 17-18 other candidates are all sharing that 9 percent “other,” they’re just not currently relevant. And no, I’m not going to pretend they are, until they are legitimate players.

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In fact, there are few candidates who are going to break into that top five. The Iowa-New Hampshire duopoly is over. The idea that some unknown candidate will catapult into contention after spending a year talking to white rural diners is laughable. This is the social media age, and the first primary is taking place RIGHT NOW—who can build a mass movement and raise millions this year? Because, while too many candidates think the Iowa rules still apply, the reality is that California will be voting at the same time as the Iowa caucuses (mail-in ballots drop the same day), and Iowa’s 30 or so delegates, allocated proportionately, will matter little compared to the hundreds of delegates California will be awarding to each of the top vote-getters.

Throw in primaries in huge states like Texas, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Virginia, and it’s clear that the playing field is too big and too expensive, in a media landscape that is too fragmented, to hope to build any real organization out of Iowa. If you don’t have the millions to compete in those early non-Iowa and non-New Hampshire states, then you’re already toast.

And that’s a good thing. Modern presidencies aren’t won in rural diners. They’re won by those who best manage their media—social, partisan, and traditional. And that requires building a movement of millions of people, everywhere, irrespective of geography.


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emulatorloo Jan 11 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 11 #1
emulatorloo Jan 11 #2
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 11 #3
WeekiWater Jan 11 #4
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 11 #6
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Response to emulatorloo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:39 PM

1. No surprise there... go Elizabeth!!!

Elizabeth & Bernie 2020!!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:40 PM

2. ...

Warren is definitely on my short list

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:42 PM

3. Mine 2 obviously, along w/ Bernie...that glass ceiling's gonna come down in 100 million pieces...

that's easily how many votes she'd get against the Nazi-in-Chief!!

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Response to emulatorloo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:51 PM

4. My top three from that list.

1) Harris
2) Warren
3) Gillibrand

I do really like Booker and Castro.

Love the names being thrown around.

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:04 PM

6. Heard Tulsi is about to jump in the race... that would be awesome too!!

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