Candidate outside the national conversation will become 2020 nominee, says Dem strategist

Democratic strategist Delvone Michael on Thursday said that a candidate that is not currently a part of the national conversation on Democratic presidential hopefuls will emerge as the nominee in 2020. 

“I think someone who is not on the list right now will emerge once the election actually gets going into full steam,” Michael, a senior political strategist with Working Families, told Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on “Rising.”

“I think the other folks who are jostling around will dissipate once the actual ballots start being cast,” 

Michael’s comments come one day after an American Barometer survey, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that no Democrat has broad support among the party’s base. 

The poll, which was conducted among Democrats and independents, found that 30 percent of the sample said they would prefer that “none of the above” become the Democratic nominee when asked to choose among former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D), Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D), California Sen. Kamala Harris (D), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Twenty-five percent of those polled said Biden would be their preferred nominee, while 18 percent chose Sanders, and 12 percent said they wanted Clinton to be their nominee. 

— Julia Manchester