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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, white men, top 2020 Democrats despite diversity push


Added 04-11-19 09:22:02pm EST - “Despite the most diverse presidential field in history, white men dominate the polling among 2020 Democrats.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, white men, top 2020 Democrats despite diversity push”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BALTIMORE — On a recent sunny afternoon in this solidly Democratic city, Rodney Gray vented frustration with his own party for allowing white men to dominate the 2020 presidential primary race.

“Biden hasn’t endured what we’ve endured,” said Mr. Gray, who is black. He was referring to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who leads the Democratic race in most polls. “I want somebody who comes from where we come from. If that person didn’t endure what we endured, I’m not voting for them.”

Yet when asked for whom he would vote if his state’s primary were held today, the 60-year-old Mr. Gray did not hesitate. “Biden,” he said.

Despite the most diverse presidential field in history, white men dominate the polling. Mr. Biden and Sen. Bernard Sanders captured 55% of the vote in a Morning Consult poll released this week.

Add in Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, and the white males near 70% support in the national survey.

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