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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Diversity is taking a back seat to Democrats' desire to dump Trump. The 2020 Democratic field is full of women, people of color and millennials, but a majority of likely Democrat voters thought that candidates who were white, middle-aged and male would be the party's best bet for defeating President Trump.

The latest USC Dornsife/LA Times national poll illustrates the hurdles that female, black and Latino presidential candidates still face despite Democrats' celebration of diversity in their ranks and illustrates the wariness -- bordering on pessimism -- that many Dems continue to show in the aftermath of Trump's upset victory in 2016.

Asked to describe the ideal candidate to beat Trump, 2/3 of polled voters said a white candidate had the best chance of winning in 2020; 7 in 10 said a man had the best shot; and about 3/4 said the strongest candidate against Trump would be age 41-65. A small majority favored a moderate over a more liberal or progressive candidate.

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This is the same poll that predicted Trump's win in 2016, but take it for what it is worth this far ahead of the election.

At the very least, they are asking the right question: Who would be the best bet to beat Trump?

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-06-19 07:54 PM | Reply

aka Sloppy Joe

#2 | Posted by Spork at 2019-06-19 08:10 PM | Reply

Santa Claus!

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-19 11:17 PM | Reply

despite Democrats' celebration of diversity in their ranks and illustrates the wariness -- bordering on pessimism -- that many Dems continue to show in the aftermath of Trump's upset victory in 2016.

That Democrats are frauds .... they aren't really about diversity, even California politics should show the minorities that Democrats are liars and hypocrites.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-19 11:29 PM | Reply

"Democrats are frauds .... they aren't really about diversity"

It must take a real sociopath to look at the makeup of today's Republicans, and then post something so devoid of reality.

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-19 11:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I want the candidate with the strongest chance of defeating Trump.

Perfect is the enemy of the good. Demographic changes will mean more and more progressive voters as time goes on. Progressive change can happen, but the penultimate near term goal must be defeating Trump to prevent more damage to America and our democracy.

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-20 04:06 PM | Reply

It must take a real sociopath to look at the makeup of today's Republicans, and then post something so devoid of reality.

Mackris' posting history is little more than a lengthy work of fiction.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-21 01:11 PM | Reply

#6

I agree, anything to get the Cheetostain off the Oval Office carpet.

#8 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-06-21 01:37 PM | Reply

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