Happy New Year: Quick Recap on the Primary.
Who is Still in the Race
Julián Castro, whose candidacy for Democratic nominee never really gained serious momentum, has officially dropped out of the race. Castro, the former HUD secretary under President Obama, is still seen as a potential selection for Vice President.
Dropping Out Soon?
Marianne Williamson has laid off her entire national staff and will likely be dropping out of the race formally in very short time.
Williamson, a spiritual self-help author, based her campaign on “six pillars for a season of moral repair,” including economic justice, a U.S. Department of Children and Youths, a U.S. Department of Peace, a “Whole Health Plan,” reparations and mass mobilization to reverse climate change. She had some memorable moments in the early debates but never posed a serious threat to the nomination.
Average of Polls
Here you will find the average of each candidate’s performance in all high-quality, national public opinion polls conducted so far as well as the probability of victory inferred from political betting via The Economist. The top tier includes a new face - Amy Klobuchar, riding the strength of her continued focus on values and moderate centrism, as Michael Bloomberg and Andrew Yang rejoin the second tier.
Fundraising: Who’s Gaining Momentum
As Democratic presidential candidates continue to report fourth-quarter fundraising hauls, entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Sen. Amy Klobuchar gained momentum with strong quarters to wrap up 2019.
In the final three months of the year, Yang notched just over $16.5 million in campaign contributions; a massive jump from his campaign’s first-quarter haul of just $1.7 million. Klobuchar posted an even more impressive 137% jump over last quarter to hit a personal best quarterly haul of $11.4 million.
Stalwarts Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, posted large improvements as well. The $34.5 million brought in by the Sanders campaign marked the largest fundraising quarter for a Democratic candidate in 2019. It is worth noting that President Trump raised $46 million in the fourth quarter.
DAYS UNTIL 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: 304
DPT 2020 ARCHIVES
December 19 (Pelosi’s Gambit Might be Genius)
December 5 (Kamala Out! Bernie Ahead in California)
November 27 (Let’s Talk Turkey)
November 20 (Reality Check)
November 8 (Bloomberg Enters the Race)
November 3 (One Year from Today: Road to White House)
October 25 (Who is still in the race and why?)
October 18 (AOC endorses Bernie, Debate IV Recap)
October 11 (Warren *almost* catches Biden; Hillary seeking Rematch?)
October 3 (Bernie’s Heart)
September 27 (Impeachment: Candidates In Their Own Words)
September 19 (Polls, Polls, Polls)
September 13 (Debate 3 Power Rankings)
September 10 (Campaign Swag/Giveaway)
September 5 (Iowa Five Months Out)
August 29 (Back to School/Millennials + Gen Z)
August 22 (Inslee Drops Out; Steyer Spends Big)
August 15 (Gun Control Issue)
August 8 (The Impeachment Issue)
August 1 (Debates, Round 2)
July 25 (The Social Media Issue)
July 18 (The Fundraising Issue)
July 11 (Steyer In, Swalwell Out)
July 4 (The Ancestry Issue)
June 27 (Debates: Night 1 Power Rankings, Night 2 Preview)
June 20 (The Debate Issue)