Former New York Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg threw his hat in the ring to become the Democratic Presidential Nominee.
In a theoretical match up between Bloomberg and Trump, Bloomberg polled better by 6 points, but that’s a bit misleading because it was a national poll instead of by state, and it showed 21% of respondents undecided.
Even if people across the country aren’t sure, Democrats appear to be united in their negative views of the latest entrant. Only 4% of Democrats called Bloomberg their first choice, which put him in front of 10 other candidates that have been in the race for some time, but well behind the front runners Joe Biden (21%), Bernie Sanders (20%), and Elizabeth Warren (18%).
It’s hard to see how a party that has railed against wealth and privilege would coalesce around a man who exudes both, but Bloomberg is hoping to own the moderate space in the race, displacing gaffe-prone Biden.