Voters don't have political strategy in mind at the polls, says Dem pollster

Democratic pollster Nancy Zdunkewicz said in an interview that aired Thursday on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking" that voters do not usually head to the polls with a particular political strategy in mind. 

"Voters aren't really that strategic when they're actually voting," Zdunkewicz, managing editor at Democracy Corps, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on Wednesday. 

"I don't think that they're going to go and they're going to cast their ballot thinking who polls best against Donald Trump in the Democratic primary, for example," she continued. 

The beginning of the 2020 Democratic primary battle has seen a number of head-to-head match-up polls between the Democratic contenders and President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE

Recent polling shows that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to call on 2020 Democrats to reject money from drug, health insurance industries The hidden connection between immigration and health care: Our long-term care crisis Harris tops Biden in California 2020 poll MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Sanders to call on 2020 Democrats to reject money from drug, health insurance industries Harris tops Biden in California 2020 poll MORE, who has yet to officially enter the race, edging the president in possible matchups

However, policies areas such as “Medicare for Aal” and climate change appear to be high on the priority lists of Democratic voters. 

— Julia Manchester