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 TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure 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 HarrisThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection California Democrats face crisis of credibility after lawsuits Feehery: A whole new season of 'Game of Thrones' MORE (Calif.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharFox's Brit Hume fires back at Trump's criticism of the channel Overnight Energy: Warren wants Dems to hold climate-focused debate | Klobuchar joins candidates rejecting fossil fuel money | 2020 contender Bennet offers climate plan O'Rourke says he would 'absolutely' do Fox News town hall MORE (Minn.), have been floated as potential 2020 nominees. 

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection Feehery: A whole new season of 'Game of Thrones' Overnight Energy: Warren wants Dems to hold climate-focused debate | Klobuchar joins candidates rejecting fossil fuel money | 2020 contender Bennet offers climate plan 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