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'RourkeBeto O'RourkeHillicon Valley: O'Rourke proposal targets tech's legal shield | Dem wants public review of FCC agreement with T-Mobile, Sprint | Voters zero in on cybersecurity | Instagram to let users flag misinformation O'Rourke proposes holding tech platforms accountable for hate speech The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape MORE (D-Texas), who lost his Senate bid earlier this year in his closely watched race against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape O'Rourke says he will not 'in any scenario' run for Senate 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 BookerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape Steve King to Gillibrand: Odds of me resigning same as yours of winning presidential nomination We need a climate plan for agriculture MORE (D-N.J.) trailed behind at 5 percent and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties Conservative commentator rips Shapiro over criticism of people with multiple jobs MORE (D-Calif.) sat at 4 percent. 

— Julia Manchester