Biden Leads 2020 Dem Field

Emerson College yesterday released a new national primary poll for the Democratic Party that included a somewhat limited list of names and it shows Joe Biden with a small lead over Bernie Sanders while Beto O’Rourke stands in 3rd place.

Joe Biden 26%
Bernie Sanders 22%
Beto O’Rourke 15%
Kamala Harris 9%
Sherrod Brown 7%
Elizabeth Warren 7%

This poll was done December 6-9 among likely Democratic primary voters.

Posted by Dave at 2:54 pm
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55 Responses to “Biden Leads 2020 Dem Field”

  1. VictrC says:


  2. Barrett says:


  3. Big Joe says:

    I would like to see a Trump vs O’Rourke Texas poll.

    Big Joe

  4. VictrC says:

    I saw the back and forth with Pelosi and Schumer today and wonder how this is going to play out.

    As is typical with Trump, he had the upper hand early and I think if he had cut off the debate with them after the first 90 seconds it would have played very well for him. I just think he kept going a bit too long and too far.

    Interested to hear how others see it, but I know a lot of his constitutents will be happy to see him not back down.

    With that said, I hate government shutdowns. Conservatives NEVER win shutdowns for some reason. Maybe Dems are just better at playing the victim.

  5. VictrC says:

    Hey Big Joe!!

    Trump would do better than Cruz here in Texas. Robert Francis (the fake Latino “Beto”) maxed out his constituency here during the last election. Those who voted for Cruz are not going to switch over and vote for Beto over Trump. Trump elicits a lot more emotion and support here than does Cruz.

  6. Big Joe says:

    Good to “see” you here, Vic. Hope all is well!

    Beto got more votes than Hillary ’16 so the notion that he maxed out his support is a compelling one. On the other hand, it was a mid-term so precedent says that he (and the GOP as well) will enjoy additional support in a presidential year.

    I’m not really interested in whether TX is going to be a battleground. If TX is close, that’s bad sign for the GOP. Just figured a TX poll would be an interesting data point for the primaries as it could help boost Beto or bring him back down to earth.

    I have reservations about Beto but definitely welcome a new face in the race. Retreads usually have a tough time.

    Big Joe

  7. Messy says:

    Until January the Third, the GOP still controls the House and as it is a budget bill, there’s a 50% cloture in the Senate.

    The Republicans, if they wanted to, could pass it without a single Democratic vote.

    Trump is just trying to prove the lie that the Dems have no “balls” and will cave at the slightest push.

  8. Barrett says:

    Hey Big Joe!

    The best I can do is provide two sets of numbers.

    2016 Election Texas:
    Trump: 52.2%
    Clinton: 43.2%
    Margin 9%

    Popular vote for all house races in Texas – 2018 Midterms
    Republicans: 4,222,248 (52.3%)
    Democrats: 3,851,870 (47.7%)
    Margin: 4.6%

    With those numbers in mind, I would guess a 52-47-1 favoring Trump.

  9. lisab says:

    beto tops straw poll over biden for 2020

    Here are the top 10 finishers in the MoveOn straw poll:

    Someone else/DK/other: 28.8 percent

    Beto O’Rourke: 15.6 percent

    Joe Biden: 14.9 percent

    Bernie Sanders: 13.1 percent

    Kamala Harris: 10 percent

    Elizabeth Warren: 6.4 percent

    Sherrod Brown: 2.9 percent

    Amy Klobuchar: 2.8 percent

    Michael Bloomberg: 2.7 percent

    Cory Booker: 2.6 percent

  10. lisab says:


    the never trumpers don’t want a wall, so of course they will be against trump in today’s meeting

    however, i think there is at least a 5050 chance trump has the military build the wall

  11. CG says:

    The only thing relevant is Trump said, “I will shut down the government. Blame Me. I won’t blame you.”

    So, there you go. That’s all anybody is going to remember or replay.

    For better or worse politically, he owns it, assuming he doesn’t back down, as he probably will.

    If not, again, he owns it. Something tells me it will not go well politically for him or his party and that blog cheerleaders aside, the actual smart people in the party are pulling out their hair over how dumb he was to literally say what he did in regards to “blame me.”

  12. Bitterlaw says:

    I want a wall. I know there will never be a wall as extensive as Trump’s base wants. Both can be true.

  13. lisab says:

    trump has no reason not to start building it now

    he knows that his enemies will not support him anyway, so he has nothing to lose anymore

  14. lisab says:

    i give it 50-50 he starts to use the military to build it, assuming the dems give him nothing

    which would probably precipitate impeachment.

    i think the shutdown gets nothing

  15. Paul says:

    I’m for border security. I’m against an expensive and useless wall that is two miles away from the Rio Grande in many places. Both can be true.

  16. Proud Obamacon says:

    BJ, your boy Biden not looking too good. He be droppin out after getting 2% in Iowa as usual! Rinse Lather Repeat yall!


  17. GF says:

    Google CEO says that after an “exhaustive investigation,” his company estimates that the Russians spent about $4,700 on ads during the 2016 election cycle.

    Man, if it only takes five grand to swing an election in the First World, we have serious problems!

    Never Trumpers and assorted Dem trolls hardest hit.

  18. Proud Obamacon says:

    Wrong company, sport. The Russians bought most of their ads on Facebook. Try again.


  19. Proud Obamacon says:

    Not the SMOCKING GUN? LOL, Maybe we can ask Google to explain iPhone ads too LOL. Unreal.

  20. lisab says:

    Kamala Harris??Verified account

    “We know that if we want to live in a world that looks more like Wakanda, the first step is you invest in some women and girls.” #WakandaForever

  21. lisab says:

    ‘It’s Legal to Hunt Humans With 15-Round, 30-Round, Even 150-Round Magazines’

  22. Proud Obamacon says:

    Groper triggered!

    What a weak showing by the Groper in Chief. Really good stuff from Chuck and Nancy exposing the Groper as the childish tantrum throwing amateur moron that he is.

    When you lose Chris Christie, Tucker Carlson, and Ammon Bundy… wow, the Groper is unhinged. Hope someone is closely watching the nukes!

  23. Proud Obamacon says:

    At least Mueller totally cleared the president. LOL

    Totally delusional actually.


  24. Tina says:

    I want more illegals,


  25. Tina says:

    Use the military to build it.

    They are already doing so in some areas, or repairing it. Barbed wire works well.

    stop the illegals at all costs.

    And tax remittances at a high rate.

  26. Cash Cow TM says:

    I am in Bitter’s camp.

    I want better border security…in some cases a physical wall, in some places it can be an electronic wall…

  27. Tina says:

    Only $4700?

    Jebots in their basements?

  28. GF says:

    FB already noted that the expenditures on ads by Russian affiliates was negligible, as were the actual unique clicks. Most Russian “interference” occurred after the election, probably in an attempt to sow dissent and division, but thus not actually sway the election that had already occurred.

    Nice try, trolls!;-)

  29. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    There is no need for a border wall. Its time for a new and innovative solution. Attack sheep guarding the border

  30. Bitterlaw says:

    Instead of a wall, why not just dig wide, deep ditches? Just need backhoes. If you want to get really wild just pile up the dirt from the ditch and make a wall. Problem solved.

  31. Tom says:

    19. PO – What’s a smocking gun? You ignorant twit.

  32. Cash Cow TM says:

    Cash Cow has been busy.
    They have me staring in a cartoon series.

  33. Cash Cow TM says:

    And I am in a Super Cow video game!

  34. Cash Cow TM says:

    They may eventually employ Super Cash Cow to secure our southern border!

  35. Proud Obamacon says:

    “19. PO – What’s a smocking gun? You ignorant twit.”

    LOL Exactly! ! !


  36. Cash Cow TM says:

    Here is the FIRST try at defending the border from an illegal alien.

    the ending did not go as planned….

  37. Proud Obamacon says:

    Chuck and Nancy were perfect today. They made the Groper look like an utter jackass. And that probably wasn’t even their plan going in. The Groper got triggered so easily and just went off. Chuck and Nancy could be seen smiling at each other, please proceed Groper. The jackass did hte rest . LOL. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.


  38. Tina says:

    Gen Flynn sentencing memo out,

    Clearly he was set up by McCabe.

    Interview was 1/24/17 and 302 produced on 8/17.

  39. Cash Cow TM says:

    That last video is WELL worth the watch.

    BUT it is X rated @ 2 minutes +++.

  40. marc says:

    I read the letter from the 44 former Senators and I’m interested to know if any conservative Senators where asked to sigh b/c the only Republicans I see are the moderate RINO types like Simpson and Warner.

    Where are Former Senators Slade Gorton, Norm Coleman, Gordon Smith, Bob Smith, John Ashcroft, Phil Gram, Wayne Allard, Hank Brown, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Jim DeMint, George Allen, Peter Fitzgerald, Tom Coburn just to name a few. Rick Sanstorum already said he wasn’t ask to sign the letter, where these other conservative Senators black balled for the the RINOs

  41. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    35. And doing videos for schools!

    Cow, that is a fabulous video. It should be shown in all schools.

  42. Cash Cow TM says:

    You actually watched one of the videos I posted!
    God bless you, human.
    You are my friend forever.

    The video in #38 is to die for.

  43. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    44. #38 I had a cow I had to milk that was like that; everyday it came into the milking area it was plotting its next attack.

    #30 Sheep can be nasty too. You have to feel sorry for the shephard.

  44. Tina says:

    I do not understand why anybody would sign anything for leaker Wolfe. He will get swamp friendly justice.

    Wolfe is strongly suspected as being a leaker for the FISA on Page.

  45. dblaikie says:

    I find it laughable by some who say that Schumer and Pelosi got the best of Trump. Chuck didn’t have the guts to even look at Trump in the eye. And all Pelosi wanted to do was to get the press out of there. Now if things were going great for them why would you be harping about openness? And then 5 minutes after the press leave they run out of the oval office in an attempt to do damage control.

    Of course the great elephant in the room is that 75% of the Government is already funded. This is not a shutdown, but just a minor slowdown.

  46. JeffP says:

    Observations…Yes the newly minted Democratic Party are fascists…The beard on Ted Cruz looks good on him…Trump sincerely wants what is best for the USA…and the political class hates him for it.

  47. Messy says:

    40. That’s how the FBI works. BTW: Flynn worked hard to EARN this plea deal. Good for him.

    48. How do you define “fascist?”

  48. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Is he one of your homeboys, Messy?!

    JUST IN: Strasbourg shooting suspect ‘Cherif C’ has been previously convicted 27 times in France, Germany and Switzerland – Paris public prosecutor–Reuters

  49. Sheeple, Jr. says:


    Messy–should Justice be blind?

    Strzok interviewed HRod with her *nine* lawyers in the room.

    Strzok interviewed Flynn without the benefit of counsel and didn’t even tell him it was an interview. Phil Kerpen

  50. Barrett says:

    #38 – that video gave me a good laugh.

    As for a government shutdown, big f**kin deal. It shuts down nearly every year at this point. Or the budget doesn’t get passed in time…or something.

    At this point, these types of things are commonplace.

    The only suggesting I would give to Trumps desire to build a border wall – do part of it electronically with motion sensors. It’s more cost-effective, and it removes the issue of eminent domain

  51. marc says:

    PM Theresa May stirs down Tory rebels “Back me or sack me” party confirdence vote. Tory Insiders believe she has more than the 158 votes to hold on to leadership. Vote will take place 7/8 London time 1/2 NYC time.

  52. MichiganGuy says:


  53. Messy says:

    53. May got 200 to 117