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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Never Heard of...

In Defying the Odds, we discuss the early stages of the 2016 campaign, when many candidates were unknowns.

Steven Shepard reports at Politico:
President Donald Trump’s poor poll numbers have dozens of Democrats reportedly considering challenging him in 2020. But voters haven’t heard of the vast majority of them.
According to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that tested voters’ views of 19 potential Democratic presidential candidates — a list that includes eight senators, five governors, one congressman, a big-city mayor and a failed Senate candidate — most of the prospects are unknown among at least half the electorate.
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The poll was conducted June 8-12, surveying 1,990 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.
Here are the "never heard of" percentages

23%
Jason Kander
60%
59%
Kirsten Gillibrand
Chris Murphy
Al Franken
John Hickenlooper
Robert Iger
Seth Moulton
52%
61%
54%
46%
55%
29%
53%
35%
07%
30%
50%
60%
60%
58%
55%
58%