Pollster says likely Dem 2020 nominee has not emerged in national conversation yet

Pollster Lee Miringoff said Friday that the likely 2020 Democratic nominee has not yet emerged in the national conservation.

"The person we're going to be talking about in four or five months or six months, eight months, may not be on anyone's radar," Miringoff, director of the Marist poll, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking." 

"Right now, [Sen. Bernie] Sanders [I-Vt.], [former Vice President] Biden, three or four others, known entities. Everybody else [is] kind of off the radar," he continued. 

"I think we're likely to see someone emerge who can take it wire to wire," he said. 

Speculation has swirled around potential nominees, including Biden and Sanders, as well as Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeHere's what the Dem candidates for president said about the Mueller report Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Harris wants Barr to testify on Mueller report as 2020 Dems call for its release MORE (D-Texas), who lost his Senate bid earlier this year in his closely watched race against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCNN town halls put network at center of Dem primary The Memo: Trump can't let go of McCain grudge Michael Bennet is close to deciding on possible presidential bid MORE (R).

A CNN poll released Friday found that 30 percent of voters said they supported Biden as a potential 2020 contender, while 14 percent said the same for Sanders. O'Rourke, meanwhile, doubled his support in the poll from a similar poll released in early October.

Nine percent expressed support for O'Rourke, while Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHere's what the Dem candidates for president said about the Mueller report Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Booker endorses New Jersey marijuana legalization bill MORE (D-N.J.) trailed behind at 5 percent and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris to pitch using federal funds to give teachers pay raises Dem senator: 'Appropriate' for Barr, Mueller to testify publicly about Russia probe Here's what the Dem candidates for president said about the Mueller report MORE (D-Calif.) sat at 4 percent. 

— Julia Manchester