A new poll of Iowa Democrats released on Saturday revealed how they viewed the chances of two potential African-American candidates to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Nearly a third of Iowa Democrats said they would choose former Vice President Joe Biden as their top choice in the Iowa Caucuses, Politico reported. Sens. Kamala Harris of California and New Jersey’s Cory Booker were in the middle of a crowded field of about 20 candidates.
These politicians have not announced their intention to run for president, and the Iowa caucus is months away—scheduled for Feb. 3, 2020.
Still, this poll is considered an early indicator of the mood among Democrats. Iowa is the first state in the presidential nominating process. The winner has won the Democratic presidential nomination in six consecutive election cycles, according to Politico.
In 2008, Iowa Caucus Democrats gave then-Sen. Barack Obama its seal of approval. Iowans connected with Obama’s message of hope and change, and he rode that wave of enthusiasm all the way to the White House.
Everyone else has single digits: Massachusetts’ Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 8 percent, Harris at 5 percent, and Booker at 4 percent.
There has been a lot of Buzz about a possible Booker presidential run, especially after he received an important invitation in September from Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price to be the keynote speaker at the party’s fall gala.
Harris said that she’s “not ruling out” a 2020 presidential run. The Washington Post ranked her third in July among likely Democratic candidates to win the party’s nomination—behind Sanders and Warren.
A majority of the Iowa Democrats who were polled, 54 percent, said they want a candidate who could defeat Trump in 2020. About 40 percent said they are looking for a candidate who shares their views on key issues.
They believe that Biden has the best chance of topping the president. At the same time, he was also the best-liked candidate in the field. About 82 percent of them had a favorable view of the former vice president. Additionally, Biden and Sanders led the pack in name recognition.
Prada Responds To Backlash From Their Blackface ‘Gifts’
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Hey @Prada these photos were brought to my attention as images of blackface are on display in your Soho store in NYC. Have you all lost your minds? Are you all that ignorant of the blatant racist display in your store right now?! See examples side by side! #boycottprada pic.twitter.com/IedslVZRbm— Calandra Hackney (@landybugnyc) December 14, 2018
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#prada @prada I can't wear your products anymore. Everything Prada I owe is going to be sold, given away or it's going in the trash. You can't do this to us. #Blackface #BoycottPrada. https://t.co/2xvtKY0Fgs— Max S. Gordon (@maxgordon19) December 14, 2018
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@Prada— Bonnie Boyd (@BonnieCeit) December 14, 2018
First: I'd like to know why you have blackface in your store windows on Broadway in NYC.
Second: How dare you hurt people like this. Shame on you.@slpng_giants @shannoncoulter @TheRoot @BET @JoyAnnReid pic.twitter.com/VPky8p4Qgu
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I bet none of those lovely @Prada bags @kerrywashington carried on nearly every episode of @shondarhimes #Scandal had any of those #Blackface monkeys attached! And I suspect a different decision in wardrobe if they had. @byshondaland https://t.co/MsM5eGlhe8— karla fc holloway (@ProfHolloway) December 13, 2018
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I am a 53 yr old white man in the south. You can Prada oeuvre all you want. I know blackface when I see it and this it— Trill The Troublemaker 🥇 (@eastmemphisslim) December 14, 2018
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This is obscene. Prada selling blackface designer kitsch. What demented racist came up with this and however does it fit into the Prada curatorial fine arts vision? https://t.co/PhNux9qtfx— Ana Dopico (@ADopicodelValle) December 14, 2018
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So Prada “studied its DNA” to come up with the Pradamalia line and what it apparently found in its chromosomes was...blackface caricature? https://t.co/QI6x8SZIPb— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) December 14, 2018
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