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 BidenNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Trump, Biden in dead heat in hypothetical 2020 matchup among Texas voters Biden calls for reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act 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 TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE by 7 points in a head-to-head matchup.

— Julia Manchester