Dem pollster says 2020 candidates will face a number of progressive litmus tests

Democratic pollster Pia Nargundkar said in an interview that aired Tuesday on Hill.TV that there would be a number of notable litmus tests for candidates in the 2020 Democratic primaries because the field will be so large.

"I think that because there's so many Democratic candidates [running] for president, we're going to see more and more of the litmus tests in order to distinguish them," Nargundkar, a senior associate at ALG Research, said to Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking," when asked if a candidate's stance on the Green New Deal would be a litmus tests for Democratic presidential hopefuls. 

"So many of them have the same platform on minimum wage, on college affordability, on that sort of thing," she continued. 

"These sort of bold ideas are going to be the new litmus test, and I could see the Green New Deal being one of them," she said. 

A number of Democratic candidates have pledged their support to other ideas including Medicare for All and the Green New Deal in an effort to cater to the party's growing, progressive base. 

— Julia Manchester