Rasmussen poll: Nearly three-quarters of Dems want 'fresh face' as nominee in 2020

Rasmussen poll: Nearly three-quarters of Dems want 'fresh face' as nominee in 2020
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Almost three-quarters of Democratic voters want a "fresh face" for their party's presidential nominee in 2020, according to a new Rasmussen poll

Seventy-three percent of likely Democratic voters told the conservative-leaning firm the Democratic Party should promote someone new rather than someone who has run in the past. Only 16 percent disagreed with the need for "fresh faces," while 11 percent were undecided.  

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Among all likely voters, 65 percent said Democrats should find someone new for 2020, while 19 percent said the party should get behind someone who has run before.

The poll's findings come as Democrats speculate over who might challenge President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE in two years. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersLongtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package MORE (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion MORE and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Campaign Report: Even the Post Office is political now | Primary action tonight | Super PACS at war Should Biden consider a veteran for vice president? Biden leads Trump by nearly 40 points in California: poll MORE have all been mentioned as possible contenders, as have with progressive voices such as Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTrump says government to review 5M Kodak loan deal Michelle Obama supporters urge Biden to pick former first lady as running mate On The Money: Unemployment debate sparks GOP divisions | Pandemic reveals flaws of unemployment insurance programs | Survey finds nearly one-third of rehired workers laid off again MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisMichelle Obama supporters urge Biden to pick former first lady as running mate Michelle Obama wishes Barack a happy birthday: 'My favorite guy' Harris endorses Democrat in tight California House race MORE (D-Calif.).

Almost one-third of registered Democratic voters backed Biden as the party’s 2020 nominee in a Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey from June.

The conversation about the future of Democratic Party was reinvigorated last month when 28-year-old democratic socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez won her district's primary in an upset win over incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), the fourth-ranking House Democrat.

More than 20 House candidates, including Ocasio-Cortez, have stated publicly they would not support established House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNegotiators hit gas on coronavirus talks as frustration mounts Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package MORE (D-Calif.) for Speaker, citing the need for fresh leadership. 

A 2016 Rasmussen poll, conducted during Clinton's presidential run, found that 36 percent of Democrats supported a new face at that time, while 21 percent were undecided. 

The new poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters from July 11 to 12. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.