Senator’s Harris and Warren tied behind the top three…..
I would say that this group of five ARE the top tier of people for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination….
I will say that this continues to be good news for Joe Biden and O’Rourke who now both poll on the top of national polling….
Who isn’t even a Democrat is NOT gonna get the nomination in the end….
Last time around the progressive left wing of the Democratic party saw their choice fail to garner enough votes among the whole spectrum of Democrats…
I do not expect anything different this time….
The straw poll is more significant as a sign of organizational support than as a measure of public opinion. DFA boasts more than a million members, and after throwing its support from Warren to Sanders in 2016, it played an instrumental role in his unsuccessful presidential campaign.
But in the run-up to 2020 — even with Warren and Sanders both mulling presidential bids — the poll reflects uncertainty on the left about a progressive standard-bearer.
Leading the field was Sanders, with 36 percent support. He was followed by Biden at 15 percent and O’Rourke at 12 percent. Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), received 8 percent and 7 percent, respectively. No other potential candidate received more than 4 percent.
Following the 2016 election, Sanders galvanized support by running “one heck of a fantastic presidential campaign,” said DFA’s current executive director, Charles Chamberlain, who will become chairman of the group in January. He said the straw poll exposes that Warren and Harris “have some work to do” to build support among progressives. But he said the poll at this early stage for DFA members is also a “cross between name recognition, people they’re excited about and people they actually think are running.”
He said support for Biden likely draws in part from nostalgia for the Obama administration and that, among progressive Democrats, “I have a feeling the wheels come off the cart when he starts to campaign.” Biden, however, has consistently led early national polls of Democratic voters….