Bloomberg touts management skills, experience ahead of Super Tuesday ballot debut

Bloomberg touts management skills, experience ahead of Super Tuesday ballot debut
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Presidential hopeful Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWake up, America — see what's coming Bloomberg urges court to throw out lawsuit by former campaign staffers Former Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain says White House's bad decisions have put US behind many other nations on COVID-19; Fears of virus reemergence intensify MORE said in an interview set to air on Sunday that none of the other Democrats running have the same management skills he has, citing his business and mayoral experience. 

"I have been training for this job for close to 20 years, there is nobody else running who has any management experience whatsoever in any of these things but you have to have someone who has been there, done that, and will do it right and will guide us through the tough times particularly day one," Bloomberg told CBS's Scott Pelley on "60 Minutes."

Bloomberg frequently touts his tenure as New York City mayor, as well as his experience of founding and running Bloomberg LP, on the campaign trail. 

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The former mayor told Pelley that data showing a want for "stability" from Americans during the Trump administration led him to believe he can defeat Trump in a general election faceoff. 

"A few years ago there was a revolution against the intelligentsia. People said, 'You know, those people, particularly on the coasts, are trying to tell us what to do,' " Bloomberg said. "They wanted a change. That explains Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Trump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' MORE. Now, people seem to have changed. This cycle, people want stability."

The interview comes days ahead of the delegate-rich Super Tuesday contests, which will mark the first time Bloomberg is on the ballot in the 2020 Democratic primary. 

The latest Real Clear Politics polling average of polls shows Bloomberg besting Trump in a general election by 4 points. 

However, other candidates, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Ex-Sanders campaign manager talks unity efforts with Biden backers The Hill's Campaign Report: Florida's coronavirus surge raises questions about GOP convention MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Trump says he'll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter Reed Latino group 'Mi Familia Vota' launches M voter turnout campaign targeting swing states MORE have also touted their experience and ability to defeat the president. 

Biden beats Trump by an average of 4.8 points in the RealClearPolitics average, while Sanders leads him with an average of 4.7 points.