Dems with political experience could have edge in 2020 primary, says pollster

Democratic pollster Molly Murphy said on Friday that political experience will be a major factor for Democratic voters in the 2020 presidential primary. 

"I think it could an outsider, meaning someone who doesn't currently hold elected office, but I think you probably will have more of an opening or an appetite for someone who can at least run on sort of a proven track record of experience because of the sort of tumultuousness of what is currently in the White House," Murphy, a partner at ALG Research, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"I could see there being more of an appetite for someone who could get the train back on the track," she continued. 

Murphy's comments come as speculation grows over which Democrats will run in 2020. Among the names being discussed are former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenSantorum: Dems have a chance in 2020 if they pick someone ‘unexpected’ The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates — Trump taps William Barr as new AG | Nauert picked to replace Haley at UN | Washington waits for bombshell Mueller filing Warren fell for ‘Trump trap’ with DNA test, says progressive MORE

"I think right now you can look at any public polling, and it says that Joe Biden is certainly the front-runner," Murphy said.

"I think that's very much tied to, one he has sort of stayed somewhat in the political conversation. He has not totally gone away, so he's forefront in people's minds," she continued.

A Politico–Morning Consult poll released last month showed Biden leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpCorsi sues Mueller for alleged leaks and illegal surveillance Comey: Trump 'certainly close' to being unindicted co-conspirator Trump pushes back on reports that Ayers was first pick for chief of staff MORE by 7 points in a head-to-head matchup.

— Julia Manchester