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Undecided 36%
Elizabeth Warren21%
Joe Biden14%
Kamala Harris8%
Bernie Sanders8%

Response to highplainsdem (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:07 PM

15. I'm afraid you missed my point completely.

 

I agree with you 100% that "electability {is} the single most important consideration".

But polls like this are NOT polls of who is most electable. The polls that indicate who is most electable are the "head to head" polls... the ones that ask voters who they would pick in a head-to-head matchup between Trump and some other candidate.

Instead, the poll you quote is not asking people the supremely important question of who they would vote for. Instead, it asks people who they think OTHER people will vote for (i.e. "who do you think would win" ). Not at all the same thing! And unlike asking people who they would vote for, this feeling about who OTHERS would pick us not terribly helpful in gauging who actually WOULD beat Trump.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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