I looked at all the qualifying June national polls, and here’s what I got:
- Joe Biden - 32%
- Bernie Sanders - 16%
- Elizabeth Warren - 12%
- Pete Buttigieg & Kamala Harris - 7%
- Beto O’Rourke - 3%
- Cory Booker - 2%
- Amy Klobuchar & Andrew Yang - 1%
Everybody else registered under 1%. Julian Castro just missed the cut with a .8% of the vote.
Under most presidential seasons, we would have seen those 9 candidates on stage, but the Dems want to be more “inclusive”, so they included 11 irrelevant candidates, barely registering in the polls.
Don’t get me wrong, as a political junky, I will watch both debates, but it’s going to be a trainwreck and the Dems will realize why we only put a limited number of candidates.