Before I even link to the article here are the only candidates who qualify for the next debate in September: Biden, Cory Booker, Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Sanders, Warren, and Andrew Yang.
Courtesy of CBS:
On the day of the deadline to qualify for the next two 2020 Democratic presidential debates, two new polls indicated that no new candidate has reached the polling threshold required. This means that will be only one debate with 10 candidates on stage for the September and October Democratic debates.
A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll shows Joe Biden with a double-digit lead over the rest of 2020 contenders. Biden, who has been pushing with ad buys in Iowa this past week, attracted 32% support, up two points from the previous USA Today/Suffolk poll in June.
In second is Elizabeth Warren with 14% support, with Bernie Sanders close behind, at 12%. Warren’s support jumped four percentage points since the June poll.
Warren was also a strong second choice for voters — 17% of voters polled picked her, more than any other contender. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was the third choice with 12%.
All I have to say is “It’s about damn time!”
I take this shit seriously and I do not want to waste my time listening to people who have no fucking shot at winning this nomination.
In my opinion there is nobody who was cut who should have been allowed on the debate stage in the first place.
In fact among those remaining I think Andrew Yang is taking up space unnecessarily.
To be honest the only ones I want to see debate at this stage are Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders.
I think it might be of some interest to hear what Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar have to say, but I am likely going to hit the mute button for the rest.
Besides according to a new poll most of the top Democrats would handily beat Trump in the general.
Courtesy of Newsweek:
All of the Democratic Party’s top 2020 contenders would defeat President Donald Trump in the general election, according to hypothetical head-to-head match-ups surveyed in a new Quinnipiac University poll.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and independent Senator Bernie Sanders would handily secure a victory, according to the poll, earning 54 percent and 53 percent, respectively, of the popular vote. These margins, at 16 points and 14 points, respectively, represent some of the most decisive wins for the Democratic Party’s 2020 lineup in Quinnipiac University’s polls.
Senator Elizabeth Warren similarly earned a wide showing of support against Trump, at 52 percent to 40 percent. Her Senate colleague Kamala Harris achieved practically the same margin, and at 49 percent, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was leading Trump by nine points.
“In hypothetical matchups between President Trump and the top five Democratic presidential candidates, one key number is 40,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Mary Snow. “It’s the ceiling of support for Trump, no matter the candidate. It hovers close to his job approval rating, which has stayed in a tight range since being elected.”
I actually think that just about any of our candidates could beat Trump, but I want to spike the football in the end zone so I want our best and our brightest.
Elizabeth Warren, I am talking to you.