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 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

Recent polling shows that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection California Democrats face crisis of credibility after lawsuits Fox's Brit Hume fires back at Trump's criticism of the channel MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget The Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection Trump: Foreign countries want Biden in office so they can continue 'ripping off' the US 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