The opposition party begins to shuffle its cards to choose a political alternative with chances of defeating the current president in the next presidential
Former US Vice President Joe Biden is the preliminary leader for the Democratic Party nomination of 2020, according to an opinion poll by consultancy Ipsos on a race that is expected to take shape quickly to challenge Republican President Donald Trump. Before whom shows a considerable advantage in a hypothetical choice.
Barack Obama’s running mate received 29 percent of support in the poll released Wednesday, which polled more than 38,000 voters in 37 states. In second place was Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who made a failed attempt to win the Democratic nomination in 2016. The congressman, reelected on Tuesday, had 22% of the vote in the poll.
The rest of the preferences were narrowly divided between progressive senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California.
Good prospects against Trump
All the Democrats showed a good performance in a hypothetical confrontation against Trump measured in the popular vote. Before the disbursements of money for the campaigns began, the survey found that Biden would have the best performance against Trump, with 51 percent of the popular vote compared to 39 percent of the current president.
Sanders, Booker, and Harris, meanwhile, would also defeat Trump nationally with a considerable margin if the elections were today. Democrats get the House of Representatives and Republicans to stay with Senate. The mixed verdict in the first national elections of the young Trump presidency highlighted the limits of his harsh migratory rhetoric in the changing US political landscape, where voters with a university education from the main suburbs of the region rejected his warnings about an “invasion “migrant.
Electors of the working class and of the rural part of the country, however, embraced their aggressive statements and positions. The new majority in the House of Representatives will end the dominance of the Republicans in Washington for the last two years of Trump’s first term, with important questions on issues such as health, immigration, and federal spending.
But most Democrats in the lower house are close. The progressives won 219 seats – one more than the 218 needed – compared to 193 for the Republicans, with 23 races pending resolution. The president’s party will maintain control over the executive and judicial branches of the government, as well as over the Senate, but the Democrats now have the power to subpoena to further investigate the president’s professional and personal failures, as well as his tax declarations.
“Tomorrow will be a new day in the United States,” said the minority leader in the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who could become the next president of the body.
The night could have been much more memorable for his party, which suffered sharp defeats in Ohio and Florida, where the Republican Ron DeSantis, who had the support of Trump, thwarted the campaign of the Democrat Andrew Gillum to become the first African-American governor of the United States.
The best prospect for the current president would be, according to this survey, against Senator Booker, in a hypothetical race that would lose by only 4 percentage points measured in popular voting. Anyway, it should be noted that Hillary Clinton beat Trump in total numbers, but the vote is decided by the Electoral College system.
The Democrats, mounted on a wave of optimism for their triumph in the House of Representatives, enter the presidential cycle without a clear favorite for the nomination for the first time since the start of the 2004 campaign.
The opposition grapples with questions such as which candidate, strategy, and approach are best suited to defeat Trump in the November 3, 2020 election. Many Democrats would enter the race at an early stage, that is, in a few months.
The campaign for mid-term elections showed the power of Trump and the #MeToo movement to motivate women, which led to an unprecedented number of candidates and encouraged women to consider their options for 2020, such as Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Amy Klobuchar.