Eyes on the prize: In poll, Democrats care more about victory than ideology in 2020 nominee

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2019
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As the 2020 presidential field takes shape, Democratic voters by double digits say they are more interested in nominating a candidate who can defeat President Trump than one they agree with most on the issues, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds.

By 55-35 percent, the Democrats surveyed endorse electability over ideological purity even though they also embrace progressive priorities such as the Green New Deal. They are even inclined to be open to a nominee who espouses socialism.

The debate over balancing policy positions with electoral appeal is...

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