A new Harvard-Harris national poll showed inserting former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, and John Kerry into the mix with Democratic presidential candidates can generate some surprising results.
Considering current Democratic candidates, Biden is confidently in the lead as Democratic voters backed him with 33 percent of the vote. This is the same percentage shared by Senator Bernie Sanders (who came in second with 18 percent) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (who came in third with 15 percent).
No other candidate got close to these frontrunners as Senator Kamala Harris received 5 percent and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg received 4 percent.
Taken into account Democratic and Independent voters, Biden’s lead is softened to 25 percent but the order nonetheless remained the same. Sanders came second with 15 percent and Warren came third with 12 percent. Buttigieg (5 percent) and Harris (4 percent) trailed.
At this point, the poll added Clinton, Bloomberg, and Kerry into the race.
Clinton and Biden tied for the lead, each with 11 percent of the vote, among all respondents. The rest of the poll included Sanders (8 percent), Warren (7 percent), Bloomberg and Kerry each at 6 percent, and Buttigieg and Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard each at 3 percent.
Among Democratic voters only, Biden took 19 percent to Clinton’s 18.
But those numbers shifted back to a tie between Democratic and Independent voters—both receiving 13 percent. Warren and Sanders tied too, each receiving 10 percent.
The Daily Wire reports the idea of Clinton joining the presidential race has been repeatedly floated and—with these new poll results—she could certainly make an impact:
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Even Clinton herself has been making the rounds on talk shows and podcasts, calling President Trump “an illegitimate president” on multiple occasions.
After Trump tweeted about Clinton in early-October, the former secretary of state said the following to Judy Woodruff on “PBS NewsHour”:
You know, it truly is remarkable how obsessed he remains with me … maybe there does need to be a rematch. Obviously, I can beat him again. But, just seriously, I don’t understand, I don’t think anybody understands what motivates him.
Speaking recently with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, former Clinton advisor Philippe Reines said: “You know, she ran for president because she thought she would be the best president. If she still thought that now, if she thought she had the best odds of beating Donald Trump – I think she would think about it long and hard.”