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Democrats asked to create ideal candidate to beat Trump pick white man: poll


Added 06-19-19 08:57:02pm EST - “When asked to describe their ideal candidate to beat President Trump, the majority of Democrats? picked a white, middle-aged man, despite a historically diverse primary field with women,? minorities and younger candidates competing…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Democrats asked to create ideal candidate to beat Trump pick white man: poll”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

When asked to describe their ideal candidate to beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE, the majority of Democrats picked a white, middle-aged man, despite a historically diverse primary field with women, minorities and younger candidates competing for the nomination, according to a new USC Dornsife and Los Angeles Times national poll.

The poll found 56 percent of Democratic voters thought a white male candidate would be the best nominee to take back the White House in 2020, according to the LA Times. 

The poll also found two-thirds of Democrats described "the ideal candidate to beat Trump" as white, and three-quarters of polled Democrats said someone between the ages of 41 and 65 would be the strongest candidate. 

When asked about specific candidates, however, Democrats tended to favor the two eldest candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Five takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Sanders tears into Trump in response to campaign kickoff rally MORE (I-Vt.),77, according to the poll. 

Democrats felt Biden had the strongest chance of defeating Trump, with 47 percent saying he'd "probably win," and 39 percent saying he'd "definitely win."

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