A new Harvard/Harris 2020 poll for the Dem nomination included Hillary Clinton as a hypothetical candidate.
While not even officially running, Hillary bested Biden, albeit by the narrow margin of 21% to 20%.
Harvard-Harris, top 5 current 2020 field among Democratic voters:
If Hillary Clinton and John Kerry get in race?
Buttigieg & Kerry 5https://t.co/KiEbT2ik7Z
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) December 9, 2019
Just what kind of trouble are Democrats in? A lot, it seems. Their top choice for president is one that isn’t even a candidate. Worse yet, that choice is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Mrs. Clinton drew 21%, followed by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden with 20%, when registered Democrats were asked whom they would support for the 2020 party presidential nod if she and former Secretary of State John Kerry were added to the mix.
Placing third in the hypothetical race was Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders at 12%, followed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 9% and ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 7%.
It’s never a good thing when a candidate who isn’t running is outpolling those who are. It tells you that the party isn’t terribly invested in any of the candidates, not even the frontrunners. Many speculate that Hillary is positioning herself to run again. Dick Morris, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, believes if the conditions are right, she will. “My feeling is that she wants to,” Morris said last month. “But she’s hesitant because she realizes the timing is bad. She’s got to wait until Biden drops out because he’s obviously next in line for it, and if he goes away, there’s an opening for her.”