But it’s a warning to Joe Biden to make up his mind if he’s gonna run or not….
I’ve been saying the Beto IS the flavor of the month since his loss to Ted Cruz down in Texas….
The poll, IS somewhat early…
There still is a little more than a year out from the primaries …
But the process will begin to narrow down the large field of more than 30 vying for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination…
Candidates will have to get serious now….
The race, right now, IS between Biden and O’Rourke….
(Biden has been in the lead actually in every poll up to this one)
Things are bound to change….
But if O’Rourke and Biden declare ?
They will be the top tier….
It also appears that Sanders and Warren are NOT especially strong right now and Kamala Harris, who should do well in the early California primary , IS right below the top tier….
A straw poll released by the group on Tuesday put O’Rourke ahead of Biden by little more than half a percentage point — 15.6 percent to 14.95 percent. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) comes in after that at 13.15 percent.
A plurality of members surveyed — 17.89 percent — said they either didn’t know who they would choose in 2020 or that they preferred “someone else,” the survey found.
The straw poll results listed 33 potential Democratic hopefuls, although one of the would-be candidates on the survey, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, has said he will not seek the party’s presidential nomination in 2020.
The results bolster O’Rourke’s growing clout in the field of would-be Democratic challengers to President Trump, especially among progressive and liberal voters, who are seen as crucial to winning the party’s nomination…..
The link to the poll…..
image….The New Republic