Reuters / Ipsos Poll: 3% supports Bloomberg for Democratic nomination

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – If the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, goes into a Democratic 2020 presidential nomination race, he will be the fifth most popular candidate, and he could be in More support from former Vice President Joe Biden than others, which shows Reuters / Ipsos's new polls.

PHOTO FILE: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks in the borough of Manhattan New York, New York, U., May 30, 2019. REUTERS / Carlo Allegri / File File

The national poll in November 12-14 found that 3% of Democrats and independent voters said they would vote for Bloomberg, whose candidacy had not been confirmed formally but that steps had been taken towards tendering. A representative of Bloomberg refused to comment on the results.

With this result the billionaire media is well behind Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont (19% each), Senator S. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (13%) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg from South Bend, Indiana (6%). Senator Kamala Harris of California also had 3% support at the poll.

Bloomberg, 77, who signed up for Democratic primary schools in Alabama and Arkansas, came with a field with almost 20 Democratic contestants trying to take President Donald Trump Republican in the November 2020 election.

The former Governor of Massachusetts did not deval Patrick in advertising, announced Thursday that he would be competing for the nomination.

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Kyle Kondik, a political analyst at the University of Virginia Political Center, said it would be difficult for any newcomer to rise above the current batch of candidates, some canvassing the country and raising money for almost a year.

“The nomination may have an entrance by Michael Bloomberg, but it's beyond my imagination to see that path,” said Kondik.

The biggest challenge for Bloomberg was to introduce himself to electors who currently have options for your President. The poll found that only 46% of Americans and 49% of Democrats said they were familiar with Bloomberg, who left office of New York Mayor in 2013.

Among those who know it, 41% said they had a favorable understanding of Bloomberg, a level equivalent to Trump's. Among the Democrats, 57% said they had a favorable view of Bloomberg, which is much lower than the favor of other Democrats running for a president.

Reuters / Ipsos poll gathered from 2,235 adults. Then he divided the example into two groups: Bloomberg was not the first option when asked about their support for the 2020 Democratic designation; the second group did.

When Bloomberg was not included as an option, 23% of respondents said they supported Biden. However, Biden's support fell to 19% among respondents who were given the option of choosing Bloomberg. In both cases, Biden stayed on top of the candidates, and Bloomberg does not seem to have translated the ranking in a significant way.

The Reuters / Ipsos poll was conducted online, in English, across the United States. It has a credibility interval, an accurate measurement, of about 4 percentage points.

Chris Kahn reporting; Edited by Lisa Shumaker

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