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Undecided 42%
Elizabeth Warren20%
Joe Biden15%
Bernie Sanders12%
Pete Buttigieg6%

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:19 PM

3. Turning off the progressive wing is actually the biggest risk for Biden

 

Despite what Biden's campaign is betting on, the Democratic Party has grown more liberal:
As the starting-gun sounds in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, many people believe that the Democratic Party is more liberal than it used to be. And they’re right, at least if you go by how rank-and-file Democrats characterize themselves. But, as we will see, this complicates Democrats’ efforts to take back the White House in 2020.

A bit of history is in order. A quarter of a century ago, when President Bill Clinton was in the White House and governing as a “new” Democrat, the Democratic party was not a liberal party. In fact, back then, 25 percent of Democrats regarded themselves as liberal, 25 percent as conservative, and 48 percent as moderate. In contrast, as of 2018, the party’s liberal cohort had doubled to 51 percent, while the conservative share of the party had been cut in half to just 13 percent, and the moderates had shrunk by one-third, to 34 percent.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2019/01/11/the-liberal-faction-of-the-democratic-party-is-growing-new-polling-shows/
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