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2020 Democrats: Who Will Make It to the Debate Stage Next Month?

A slew of recent polls tell a dismal story for any 2020 Democratic Party hopeful whose name isn’t Joe Biden. The former vice president may not have the street cred among young socialists, but he’s got some powerful name recognition driving him to the top slot. Complete with a not-to-be-underestimated sway with black voters thanks to his longtime association with Barack Obama, Biden could be poised to make mincemeat out of the rest of the clown car-esque field.

According to Monmouth’s latest, Biden leads the crowd with 33% of voter support. He’s followed by Bernie Sanders with 15 points, Kamala Harris with 11, Elizabeth Warren with 10, Pete Buttigieg with 6, Beto O’Rourke with 4, and Amy Klobuchar with 3 percent. The rest of the field, including Cory Booker, Bill de Blasio, Tulsi Gabbard, and a million others are languishing at either 1 percent or less.

The same story plays out in the latest survey from The Hill, with the only difference being that Warren is beating Harris.

With only a month to go before the Democrats take the stage for the first of many, many primary debates, these poll numbers could have a significant impact on who exactly gets to compete on television. To qualify for the debates, a candidate has to either have 1 percent of support according to a DNC poll or they must have raised money from at least 65,000 individual donors. If there are more than 20 candidates who meet one threshold or the other, the DNC has said they will give priority to those who reach both.

So, given that, who’s in and who’s out?

Guaranteed to make the stage are: Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Gabbard, Harris, Klobuchar, O’Rourke, Jay Inslee, O’Rourke, Sanders, Warren, and even little-known candidates like spiritualist Marianne Williamson and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. All of these candidates have met both of the DNC’s thresholds for inclusion.

Meanwhile, those who have only met the polling threshold include Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Eric Swalwell, Tim Ryan, and John Delaney.

No candidates have only met the monetary threshold without also meeting the polling one.

But that still leaves quite a few candidates out in the dark altogether: Sen. Michael Bennet, De Blasio, Mike Gravel, Rep. Seth Moulton, and Wayne Messam.  

Things could change over the next few weeks, but that gives us a pretty good idea of which candidates we’ll see on the first debate stage…and which ones are going to have to ask some pretty tough questions about their own viability sooner than later.

What do you think?

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    • Not to mention how Biden aided and abetted his son Hunter who was having an affair with his dying brother’s wife. Biden took Hunter to China on the VP plane and set up for Hunter to receive $1 billion from China and/or Ukraine. In return Biden threatened to withhold money from them unless they fired the prosecutor who was investigating Hunter. Biden was, is a will always be a crook and we the people have paid the price.

  1. The only thing I see in all of this is, as a Lifelong Democrat, my only choice is between idiots. A couple of socialist, more than a few career politicians that are willing to give the country away to get elected, a bunch of other career politicians who think illegal aliens are more important than the American People. Still a few more that feel it’s more important to give noncitizens children free education and leave the children of our fallen in battle heroes sitting on the curb, and then there is the others who want to give Free healthcare to noncitizens and penalize and fine the legal American citizens for not jumping into the Healthcare pool To circumvent the cost. What a choice! I guess I’ll have to sit down and seriously think on who to vote for. What a joke. I can remember when the democratic party was for the middle class tax paying American citizen and the less fortunate Americans . What happened?

    • Yeah…if you really wanted the TRUTH man, it would absolutely floor you, and make you reconsider your whole life…All of these idiots are SOCIALISTS to some degree or tother, so there is your problem to begin with…A capitalist says: I can make my OWN way in life…a Socialist says I NEED someone else to make my way in life…So whether it is for Health Care, Student Debt, Welfare Checks, Food Stamps, it is just the Liberals degree of Socialism, forcing you, me and others to give what we earned with the “sweat of our brow” to others who don’t have a motivational need to earn their bread…The Liberals NEVER cared about the “middle class tax-paying citizen” cause if they did, we wouldn’t be in the $22 TRILLION mess we are in…!!!

  2. It seems now that my party stands for the rights of everybody except the American citizens who built this country, who broke their back’s to get this country where it is today. Let’s flood the country with the illegals and then make the American taxpayers foot the bill, while these career politicians sit in their gated communities in pristine neighborhoods and look Down on the American taxpayer Citizen like their garbage at their feet or maybe they think we are their subjects who they can dominate and push around. Oh! guess what I think that’s exactly what they’re doing. Do you know why? Because we’re a bunch of idiots who allow them to do it. When is the American people going to stand up and put term limits on these idiots who think their kings and queens and we are their subjects to dominate and rule at their will. They enter congress as middle class citizens and leave as multimillionaires. Do you really think they did that on the taxpayers dime? On their government salary? Again I say wake up America.

  3. I don’t see a formidable candidate here that can come up against President Trump’s record of job growth, tax cuts, lowest unemployment records of most groups that are counted.. just to name a few. Plus having Joe Biden in the lead – sleepy joe – says alot for the democrats. He can not even speak well nor complete a sentence without stumbling over his own words. Plus he has to run on over 40 years of nothingness. All I can say is it will be entertaining to watch these 24 candidates falling all over themselves to be more progressive/intolerent/hateful with no policies to talk about only they are going to change the country – to what I say..more taxes, less income, more red tape, more illegals, more benefits for those who are illegal… Don’t want to go back to hope & change..

  4. I just can not believe that the 24 clowns that the DNC has put up are serious contenders. How effed up is this party and how much more effed up are the chumps looking to vote for one of these boobs for the POTUS. I see these people making the talk show circuit and I hear their total lack of a plan, of a foreign policy and I get a cold chill down my back when I realize this is no joke. Total dumb asses are seriously looking to ruin America.

  5. There is not one Dem running that is worth their weight in fresh water. They all are in massive need of mental health help. They have no Idea what we need to keep America the great country it has been for hundreds of years. They want to dump us right in the lap of the NEW WORLD ORDER and then go hide someplace away from all the crap they started. They have no idea what is needed to run a country or how to read people. They are just blowing hot air to try and get votes, because they hate President Trump so badly, they would sell their Soul to get rid of him and at any cost to OUR Country, Not their Country, because they DON’T Care about The United States of America, thery just care about Getting their name in the record books, and beating Mr Trump…. And Killing OUR Great Country. All the Dems can Go to HELL and burn for Eternity for all I care.

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