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Poll: Democrats Just Want to Beat Trump, Less Concerned About Ideology

Could that be good news for Joe Biden, who is viewed favorably by many but is out of step with the current Democratic Party?

By NTK Staff | 02.05.2019 @10:14am
Poll: Democrats Just Want to Beat Trump, Less Concerned About Ideology

A poll released by Monmouth University on Monday found that Democrats are largely supportive of the strategy popularized by former Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis: “Just win baby!

Per CNN, Democrats are more interested in winning than they are in nominating a candidate who perfectly matches their ideological preferences.

Most Democrats would rather have a candidate for the 2020 race who can beat President Donald Trump — even if they don’t agree with that candidate on the issues — over a candidate with whom they agree completely but who would have a hard time defeating the President, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday.

That should be welcome news to a potential candidate like former Vice President Joe Biden, who is widely popular but viewed as out-of-step with the current Democratic Party, which has veered further and further left since Biden entered politics in the early 1970s.

Among the 19 possible Democratic candidates in the upcoming 2020 Democratic primary tested in the poll, former Vice President Joe Biden comes out on top with 29% support among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent voters, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (16%), and Harris (11%). Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (8%) and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (7%) are the only other candidates to top 5% support in the poll.

Driving the point home even further, Biden has an 80 percent favorability rating among Democrats. Just 9 percent said they had an unfavorable view of Biden. The next closest candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), is at 68 percent favorability (19 percent negative), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is at 57 percent (17 percent negative).

Whether Biden decides to enter the race or not remains to be seen, but a few more polls like this, and it will be hard for the former veep to resist.

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