“The top tier of the Democratic presidential primary is now reshapedaround five candidates. The latest fundraising numbers prove it,” says a story in Politico this Thursday.
“Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren raised about $100 million in the last three months combined. Together, they share a large majority of the public support.”
At the time of this post’s going live, the Real Clear Politics’ polling average has Obama VP Biden still sitting with a comfortable 11.8% lead over the rest of the field, trailed by Sanders at 15.3% and Harris at 15%.
A recent Economist/YouGov poll has California’s junior senator pulling ahead of the Vermont independent by several points, however.
Indeed, in terms of the 2020 Democrat nomination, nothing is set in stone at this moment, but the chances that the top 5 fundraisers will end up as the nominee are good.
“‘The front-runners are pulling away, absent a blunder,’ said Bob Mulholland, a Democratic National Committee member from California. “It’s like any season as you get closer, some teams are headed to the World Series or the Super Bowl … The difference between winning and losing is pretty severe.'”
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