Dem pollster says it's 'misstated wisdom' to assume competitive primaries damage presidential nominees

Democratic pollster Molly Murphy said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking" that it's "misstated wisdom" to say that presidential nominees are always damaged after crowded primaries. 

“Clearly, competitive primaries historically have not had a negative impact on whoever won," Murphy, a partner at ALG Research told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on Monday. 

"There was a competitive Republican primary, and [President] Trump won. There was a competitive Democratic primary, and President Obama was elected," she continued. 

"I think it's a little bit of a misstated wisdom to say, 'Oh a competitive primary, they emerge wounded, and therefore someone else is stronger.' I don't think that is necessarily true," she said. 

Murphy's comments come as a slew of names has been floated as potential Democratic presidential candidates including former Vice President Biden, Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersChamber of Commerce argues against Democratic proposals for financial transaction taxes Top Sanders adviser: 'He is a little bit angry' Working Families Party endorses Warren after backing Sanders in 2016 MORE (I-Vt.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisChamber of Commerce argues against Democratic proposals for financial transaction taxes Warren proposes new restrictions, taxes on lobbying Five top 2020 Democrats haven't committed to MSNBC climate forum MORE (D-Calif.), as well as Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeFive top 2020 Democrats haven't committed to MSNBC climate forum Yang campaign says it received 450K entries for 'Freedom Dividend' contest 2020 Democrats call for Kavanaugh to be impeached MORE (D-Texas).

— Julia Manchester