Which Democrat for 2020?

Who do voters think can beat Trump?

Democrats are slowly starting to make up their minds about which of the 20-plus candidates they’ll support as the nominee for the 2020 presidential election. According to a recent Gallup poll, in general, a candidate’s electability versus Donald Trump is a more important consideration than agreement on issues. Among Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents, 58 percent would select someone with the best chance of beating Trump, while 39 percent prefer someone with whom they agree on issues. With that said, it’s no surprise that, after the two recent Democratic debates, established politicians remain the frontrunners. According to FiveThirtyEight.com, four Democratic hopefuls have double-digit support from Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents post-debate: Joe Biden (31 percent), Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders (both at 16.8 percent), and Elizabeth Warren (14.4 percent). Harris had the biggest surge in numbers after the debates, jumping 8.9 percent, while Biden had the biggest fall, down 7.5 percent. Warren and Sanders each had slight gains, rising 1.7 percent and .5 percent, respectively.