Election analyst predicts 2020 Dem ticket will be split between a man and a woman

Elections analyst Henry Olsen said in an interview that aired Thursday on "What America's Thinking" that the Democratic ticket that challenges President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE in 2020 will include both a man and a woman. 

"They will balance the ticket," Olsen told Hill.TV's Joe Concha. "If the man is the choice, the woman will be the vice presidential choice, and vice versa."

Olsen's comments come as a number of Democratic women, including Sens. Kirsten Gilibrand (N.Y.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi Harris2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend Women's March expecting smaller crowds amid controversy over alleged anti-Semitism Kamala Harris picks Baltimore as headquarters for potential 2020 campaign: report MORE (Calif.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharCNN analyst Phil Mudd: Barr will ‘crush’ Trump administration 5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony Klobuchar dismisses mock campaign logo as something from 'very enthusiastic supporter' MORE (Minn.), have been floated as potential 2020 nominees. 

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann Warren2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend Kamala Harris picks Baltimore as headquarters for potential 2020 campaign: report Dem voters split on importance of women atop the ticket in 2020 MORE (Mass.) has already launched a presidential exploratory committee, has visited Iowa and is slated to visit New Hampshire to meet with voters this weekend.

Republican pollster Ashlee Rich Stephenson told Concha that it matters more if the 2020 Democratic nominee is a good candidate, rather than if they are a man or a woman. 

"I've worked with a lot of female candidates who have defeated a lot of Democratic women," said Stephenson, chief strategy officer at WPA Intelligence. 

— Julia Manchester