Someone once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. This is not first time you may have heard me call Democrats “insane,” but this might just be the proof! A new Harris poll of registered democratic voters puts Hillary Clinton as the 2020 frontrunner, and the former first lady, isn’t even in the race!
The online Harris Poll survey released by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard found that Clinton placed first with 21% of the vote, followed closely by former Vice President Joe Biden at 20%, Sen. Bernie Sanders at 12%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 9% and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 7%.
It polled 1,859 voters and was conducted between Nov. 27 and 29 of this year. Pollsters also surveyed respondents without Clinton in the race — and Biden came out first, with 29% of the vote, followed by Sanders at 16% and Warren at 13%.
Clinton has repeatedly said she is not running for president again, though she did tell the UK’s “Graham Norton Show” over the weekend that she’s been “deluged” with pleas to do just that.
“I’d have to make up my mind really quickly,” she said, “because it’s moving very fast.”
Recently, New York Post columnist Maureen Callahan said that Clinton’s appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show last week was the “strongest indicator yet“ that the former first lady is pondering a 2020 rematch.
Political satirist and columnist Tim Young, who recently dared Clinton to run again, thinks that she is “bored and loves the attention” but “knows” she would lose a rematch despite the high-profile media appearance.
“If not, she would have already declared that she’s running. I would say never say never on her, but… Hillary has to know after her live tour failed that no amount of national media, including Howard Stern, can help her win an election,” Young told Fox News.