DEMOCRATS ENVISION THE BALLOT
Anxious Democrats already are considering who should run for president in four years. A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that 57 percent of them want their candidate to be under the age of 60, while 77 percent insist their candidate to be under 70. Only a quarter want someone who already has run for the White House on the ballot again. Of course, there’s irony.
“The top two choices of Democrats for 2020 at this very early stage are people in their 70s who have run for president before,” points out polling director Tom Jensen.
Yes, well. Vice President Joe Biden led the ballot with 31 percent of the vote, followed by 24 percent for Sen. Bernard Sanders, and 16 percent for Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Those with under 5 percent of the vote each include Sens. Cory Booker, Al Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand and Sherrod Brown, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.