IMPLOSION! Beto O’Rourke Pulls 0.0% In Major Presidential Poll!
Sure, most of the 24 candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are really just vying for a place on the ticket as the vice presidential nominee, but one candidate has imploded so badly that he might not even be able to snag that dubious honor.
In a new poll from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, a prominent survey that measures the mood of registered voters in America’s first primary state, former Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke pulled in 0.0% of the vote.
We were so confused we had to call the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at the college to find out why O’Rourke’s name didn’t appear on the list at all.
“The question was open-ended and no one said his name,” said a spokeswoman at the Institute.
That’s right. The Institute asked 351 voters “if the presidential primary election were held today, which candidate would you vote for?” and not one mentioned the guy that liberals say is the new JFK.
The poll had other disastrous news for the 46-year-old Texan. In February, O’Rourke had a 51.2% favorable rating. That dropped 46.3% in April, but after the first Democratic debates, his favorable ratings has plunged to 29.8% — a drop of 21.8%.
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey also plummeted in the new poll. He had pulled a 4.4% in April, but dropped to 1.2% in the latest survey. His favorable rating also skidded, dropping 12.6%.
In a wacky twist, self-help author Marianne Williamson, who had a bizarre appearance on the debates, is polling at 1.5% — ahead of Booker, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
Overall, Biden still leads at 20.8%, down 2.1% from the previous poll. Sen. Kamala Harris has leaped up to second at 17.5% and Sen. Elizabeth Warren is third at 16.7%. Sen. Bernie Sanders has plunged 5.7% to 9.9% to drop to fifth.
“The sources of Biden’s support suggest that his narrow advantage may be precarious, as it comes from older and more conservative voters, while Warren leads among the more energized ‘very liberal’ voters,” New Hampshire Institute of Politics Executive Director Neil Levesque said in a release. “Indeed, among voters that are ‘extremely interested’ in the upcoming presidential election, Harris and Warren are tied at 20% support, leading Biden at 19%. Among ‘extremely’ and ‘very interested’ voters, Harris leads with 19% support to Biden’s 18% and Warren’s 17%.”