Dems attracted to O'Rourke because he demonstrates civility, says political analyst

Democrats are attracted to former Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeRepublican strategist predicts his 2020 Dem primary final four The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump feuds heat up Kamala Harris: Voters want president who can prosecute 'the case' against Trump MORE (D-Texas) because he has brought civility into politics, political analyst Bill Schneider said in an interview that aired Tuesday on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking."

"Democrats have to make a decision," Schneider told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on Monday. "Do they want someone who's going to stand up to Trump, fight with him, and create a real mayhem in the country? A lot of Democrats do."

"Or do they want someone very different from Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE, which I think would be … Beto O'Rourke, who represents something that people aren't getting from Donald Trump, civility," he continued. 

O'Rourke was defeated by Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke raised .1 million from over 128,000 donors on campaign's first day O'Rourke on Israeli-Palestinian conflict: 'We don't have the best negotiating partners on either side' O'Rourke: 'I think we can win Texas' in 2020 MORE (R-Texas) in last month's midterm elections, but has been seen as a potential 2020 Democratic contender due to his performance in the race. He initially threw cold water on a possible bid against Trump for the presidency, but has recently opened up to the possibility.

The Texas lawmaker led former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenPollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 Republican strategist predicts his 2020 Dem primary final four The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump feuds heat up MORE by little more than half a percentage point in a straw poll from the progressive group MoveOn.org that was released Tuesday.

— Julia Manchester