UPDATED 8:37 AM PT — Monday, November 11, 2019
A new poll has discovered former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is lacking voter support ahead of his possible 2020 presidential bid. According to a survey by Morning Consult Sunday, only four percent of Democrat voters would support Bloomberg if he runs for president next year.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg’s chances against President Trump are found to be roughly the same as those of leading Democrat contenders Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. Bloomberg filed paperwork to run for president last week, but has yet to announce his candidacy. Experts say Bloomberg may be worried current Democrat candidates can not defeat President Trump in 2020.
“The progressives are probably not happy. Why? They’re going to have to take Michael Bloomberg on and when you do that, you’re going to have millions of dollars and media thrown right back at you because you can afford to do it.”
— Hank Sheinkopf – political analyst
Far-left Democrats have already criticized Bloomberg’s possible decision to run, which may reduce the chances of a progressive candidate from winning the 2020 Democrat nomination. President Trump has also chimed in with his own criticism.
“Little Michael will fail…he’s got some really big issues and some personal problems,” the president told reporters. “I know Michael Bloomberg fairly well…he will not do very well…there is nobody I would rather run against than Little Michael.”
If Bloomberg decides to run, he could potentially siphon-off votes from more moderate Democrats. President Trump himself has pointed out the move would hurt Joe Biden’s chances.