A new Reuters/Ipsos national poll confirms what common sense has told us all along: former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke is struggling on the 2020 campaign trail. He has lost 3 percentage points among Democrats and independent voters since May and is now a bottom feeder with just 3 percent support overall in the already overcrowded field. Minority voters and those under the age of 34 are particularly losing enthusiasm for the Beto bandwagon with just eight months to go until the Democratic Party starts narrowing the field by delineating who and who does not make the 2 percent cut to appear on the party’s national debate stage. Beto may not have been born for this after all.
Here’s more from Reuters…
Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who nearly won a U.S. Senate seat last year in the reliably conservative state, is struggling in his White House bid and has lost support from young voters and minorities, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos national poll.
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke speaks at a campaign house party in Salem, New Hampshire, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
The public opinion poll released on Thursday shows support for O’Rourke among registered Democratic and independent voters slipped by 3 percentage points since a May survey to 3% overall.
During the same time, other leading Democratic presidential candidates saw their support increase.