Democratic Favorite for 2020? None of the Above

Sorry Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Democrats Officially Hoping for Mysterious Savior in 2020
Democrats like Elizabeth Warren all right but not nearly as much as they like someone to be named later.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, file)

Democrats asked who they'd be "excited" to see run for president in 2020 overwhelmingly responded: Who else you got? USA Today conducted a poll of Democrats and independents and found 66% would be excited for "someone entirely new" to run; only 9% thought "someone entirely new" shouldn't throw his or her hat into the ring. "That's an overwhelming yes-please-run score of 57 percentage points for, you know, whomever," USA Today explains. As for people with actual identities: Joe Biden had a net of 12 percentage points, Elizabeth Warren had 7, and Bernie Sanders had 6. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, received negative-39 percentage points when it comes to running again.

This isn't great news for big-name Democrats. Biden has already said he has no plans to run in 2020 and would be 78 when he took office anyway, CNN reports. Sanders would be 79. The other actual person Democrats seem to be excited about—39% think Michelle Obama should run for some elected office at some point—has also said she won't be doing so, according to CBS News. (More Election 2020 stories.)

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