Despite the Democratic Party’s long history of tainted processes, it appears as though money can no longer buy you an election on the left side of the aisle.
Back in 2016, the Democrats’ rampant corruption came to a head after it was discovered that Hillary Clinton was able to essentially buy out the DNC in order to secure a win in the primaries over Senator Bernie Sanders. This turned a great many honorable Americans away from the party, with the nation then emphatically electing the swamp-draining Donald Trump.
Now, as the left struggles to find a path forward and attempt to defeat Trump, some within their ranks believe that this time, despite the lessons of 2016, that sheer wealth can buy you an election.
As it turns out, this is far from the truth.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) enters the presidential race with three percent support nationally, according to a new CNN poll.
The billionaire former mayor entered the crowded 2020 Democrat presidential primary race on Sunday.
The CNN poll captures a snapshot of the buzz surrounding Bloomberg’s potential entrance in the race but concluded on the day that he officially announced. The poll was conducted November 21–24 among a random national sample of 1,007 adults.
Bloomberg is tied with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Tom Steyer (D), and Andrew Yang (D), who are also polling at three percent. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Amy Klobuchar (D-NY) remain at two percent.
Bloomberg made headlines last week after spending an incredible $37 million in advertising, drawing criticism from radically left candidate Elizabeth Warren.