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'RourkeEx-Michelle Obama aide says O'Rourke's road trip is a 'listening tour' in form of a travel blog Howard Dean looking for a 'younger, newer' Democratic nominee in 2020 Former staffer accuses Jackson Lee of retaliation after rape claim MORE (D-Texas), who lost his Senate bid earlier this year in his closely watched race against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGroup aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Howard Dean looking for a 'younger, newer' Democratic nominee in 2020 Congress can stop the war on science 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 BookerWe need action on personal cybersecurity Gillibrand and Booker play 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Worker' game amid 2020 speculation The Hill's Morning Report — Trump’s attorney general pick passes first test MORE (D-N.J.) trailed behind at 5 percent and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOcasio-Cortez's first House floor speech becomes C-SPAN's most-viewed Twitter video Kamala Harris says her New Year's resolution is to 'cook more' Harris to oppose Trump's attorney general nominee MORE (D-Calif.) sat at 4 percent. 

— Julia Manchester