'I don't buy that Democratic voters really want another candidate': Nate Silver

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver looks at what polling says about how voters may respond to new candidates entering the 2020 Democratic race.
2:11 | 10/27/19

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Transcript for 'I don't buy that Democratic voters really want another candidate': Nate Silver
Despite the crowded democratic field already in the race for the White House the New York Times reported this week that some democratic donors. Are concerned about the current field. And have been looking for new candidates to enter the 20/20 race this late in the game is it really possible for a new candidate to break through. We asked 530 eight's Nate Silver do you buy that. So I can't read the minds of Hillary Clinton or Sherrod Brown or John Kerry or Michael Bloomberg all of whom have reportedly been urged a democratic donors to enter the race. I can tell you this though I think these donors. Are out to lunch and out of touch I don't by the democratic voters really want another candidate and he knew if they included how to effect and it would find it so easy to succeed. Let's start with this democratic voters are extremely happy with their field. Back in July 65%. Of Democrats rid their field as excellent work through it that's essentially tied the democrats' highest enthusiasm for back in 2008. And the numbers have only improved since then. A poll from U gov this week found 83% of Democrats were satisfied with their options. And democratic voters especially don't want a blast from the past like Hillary Clinton. In a poll of Iowa caucus goers late last year Sims 2% of democratic voters that Hillary would actually detracts from the field. And in a year where Democrats really want someone who can beat Donald Trump Hillary Clinton's name does not exactly scream electability. Where is Joseph Biden Bernie Sanders analyst with warrant all the wildlife five to six points in several general election polls. One more thing remember Fred Thompson 2000 Nader Wesley Clark in 2004 or even Rick Perry 201212. Trillion. Because these candidates were supposedly nights at the primary slate and completely flopped. It's not easy to run for president and it's no coincidence that leading candidates tend to get into their race early. What I might sort of buys appeased owners were lining up behind a candidate who's already running say a Cory Booker. Orr and Amy Klobuchar. But what I hear talk about Clinton. Or Bloomberg I think it's a sign of the establishments declining influence and how candidates like Bernie analyst with Warner succeeding without taking the big money.

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