23 major candidates are contesting in the Democratic 2020 presidential race. As such, this makes the current Democratic race the largest, most competitive and certainly most unpredictable in history. Considering their campaigns so far and their performance in debates, we rank the top-performing candidates. Readers ought to know that they do have the opportunity to make their own predictions by simply engaging in novelty betting at NoviCasino.
- Joe Biden
The former Vice President and current Delaware Senator Joe Biden currently lead the race. Joe Biden’s name is widely recognized in many political circles mainly as a result of his eight years as the vice president to the U.S. first black president Barack Obama. Joe Biden has also served for 36 years in the U.S. Senate. The main reason propelling Joe Biden to the top of this list is inspired by the Insider Polling in which many Democrats said he is the only candidate whom they think stands a good chance of defeating the incumbent Donald Trump. Just like the other candidates in the race, Joe Biden does have his shortcomings most notably, his revelations that he supported segregation.
- Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg is the current mayor of Indiana in South Bend. Among the top candidates in the race, Pete Buttigieg is the only one whose name is not widely recognized. However, that seems not to have affected Pete at all as he has managed to compete head above shoulders with other household names. Pete’s charisma and eloquence have been his two strongest points but in recent times, his impressive fundraising efforts have propelled him to even greater heights. In 2019’s second quarter, Pete raised more money than any candidate bringing in $24.8 million. While Pete has as now managed to compete head above shoulders against other household names, his ‘unrecognizable’ name ranks as his biggest shortcoming as national electoral politics has often been influenced by a candidate’s name.
- Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren is the Massachusetts Senator. Though not having previously run for president, Elizabeth Warren’s name is widely known in national electoral politics. This mere fact plays a huge role in placing the Massachusetts Senator high on this list. Besides the name, Elizabeth’s other great strength is that she is seen as an able compromise as 40 percent of Joe Biden and 40 percent of Bernie Sanders’ supporters say they will support her if their candidates fail to make the cut. As such, besides her won supporters, Warren can significantly increase her support base in the event Joe Biden and/or Bernie Sanders give in. Warren is also a media favourite as she is the second most talked-about candidate behind Joe Biden. Her biggest shortcoming though is that not many voters according to Insider Polling think she will be able to defeat Trump easily. On this front, she ranks behind Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Kamala Harris. Time is on her side though to work on correcting this.