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Undecided 36%
Elizabeth Warren22%
Joe Biden13%
Bernie Sanders8%
Kamala Harris8%

Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:10 AM

38. Given that name recognition remains the driving force at this juncture, he's clearly struggling.

 

Those with the most name recognition are especially going to benefit from a large field. Once the field gets considerably smaller (which will coincide with more people paying attention), we're going to see some significant shifts. Right now, a lot of people can't distinguish between all the various candidates. Well, it's not so much that they can't. It's that they aren't going to bother, not when we're still more than 5 months away from Iowa.

Sanders has never stood a chance anyway, unless you think he's going to magically do much, much better among persons of color than he did in 2016. Nobody wins the Democratic Party nomination while getting trounced among POC. No way, no how. In 2016, the race was over after Super Tuesday. In 2020, I think Sanders will essentially be done after New Hampshire. In 2016, he was *the* alternative to the front-runner, a front-runner who was polarizing and under relentless attack for 25 years. And the field being so small enabled him to develop name recognition quickly. 2016 was tailor-made for Sanders. That's not the case this time around.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Kamala Harris

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