It’s time for the Democratic Party to put the pedal to the metal and get to picking a candidate for 2020.
Time is of the essence now, particularly after the failures of the Iowa caucuses. The Democrats were supposed to find the path of least resistance in the Hawkeye State, and, instead, they’ve set themselves up for a number of accusations regarding their preferential treatment of certain candidates.
With New Hampshire’s primary occurring this week, there is no more room for ambiguity. It is time for someone to emerge as the candidate to beat.
Now, a newcomer to the race is skyrocketing toward the top of the pack, threatening to once again push the Democratic Party away from any semblance of finality.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) has surpassed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and sits in third place nationally, a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday showed.
Quinnipiac’s results, taken February 5-9, 2020, among 665 Democrat and Democrat-leaning independent voters, show a “dramatic shift” in the Democrat primary race, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) leading Joe Biden (D) by eight percentage points — 25 percent to 17 percent.
Most notably, Bloomberg, who made a late entry into the race and has yet to participate in a single Democrat debate, has risen to third place nationally with 15 percent support. The billionaire edged out Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who dropped to fourth place nationally with 14 percent support.
Bloomberg’s appeal among Democratic voters is simply that he’s a richer New York City business mogul than Donald Trump, and they believe that this will allow the former NYC Mayor to compete with Trump on the economy.