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 TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE in two years. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders seeks spark from Ocasio-Cortez at Queens rally On The Money: Supreme Court takes up challenge to CFPB | Warren's surge brings scrutiny to wealth tax | Senators eye curbs on Trump emergency powers Biden seeks to fundraise off fact he's running out of money MORE (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump knocks Romney as 'Democrat secret asset' in new video Giuliani asked State Dept. to grant visa for ex-Ukraine official at center of Biden allegations: report Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry MORE and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState cites 38 people for violations in Clinton email review Trump campaign to hold rallies in Mississippi, Kentucky Biden struggles to reverse fall MORE have all been mentioned as possible contenders, as have with progressive voices such as Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHillicon Valley: GOP lawmakers offer election security measure | FTC Dem worries government is 'captured' by Big Tech | Lawmakers condemn Apple over Hong Kong censorship Sanders seeks spark from Ocasio-Cortez at Queens rally On The Money: Supreme Court takes up challenge to CFPB | Warren's surge brings scrutiny to wealth tax | Senators eye curbs on Trump emergency powers MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris campaign releases web video highlighting opposition to death penalty Sanders seeks spark from Ocasio-Cortez at Queens rally Biden seeks to fundraise off fact he's running out of money 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 PelosiCummings to lie in state at the Capitol House Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union —Dem wants more changes to Pelosi drug pricing bill | Ebola outbreak wanes, but funding lags | Johnson & Johnson recalls batch of baby powder after asbestos traces found 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.