The excitement is in the air. You can almost smell the corn dogs and the voter fraud. It's the 2020 election. And it's off to a really slow start.
The survey, conducted among 680 registered voters who identified themselves as Democrats or independents, found that "none of the above" was the most popular choice among potential 2020 challengers to President Trump.
Thirty percent of the sample said they would prefer that "none of the above" become the Democratic nominee when asked to choose among former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D), Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D), California Sen. Kamala Harris (D), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Can you blame them?
Twenty-five percent of respondents said Biden would be their preferred nominee. Sanders, who ran in the Democratic presidential primary in 2016, came in second with 18 percent.
Twelve percent of the independents and Democrats surveyed picked Clinton,
Other candidates attracted even less support. Harris, Bloomberg and Warren were each the top choice for just 4 percent of respondents.
These are bad numbers.
Sanders is barely polling above Hillary. And even she knows that's a terrible idea.
The Kamala Harris Express seems to be headed the other way. The enthusiasm has been markedly fading. Her signature policy proposal for more Earned Income Credit was met with yawns. And post-Kavanaugh, Harris and Cory Booker look like losers.
Joe Biden is still in the lead. But he isn't generating much enthusiasm either.
These kinds of numbers point to the very real possibility of clown car Dem primaries.