Report: Many Undecided Democratic Voters Care About Electability, Not Ideology

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 11/11/2019 | Mary Chastain
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The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that many of the undecided voters in early primary states look more towards the electability of candidates instead of ideology:

Sarah Zbornik thinks Pete Buttigieg is authentic and inspiring. But Elizabeth Warren has the “let’s go get ’em” attitude that she thinks the country might need.

Ms - Zbornik - Teacher - Agent - Decorah

Ms. Zbornik, a 47-year-old a teacher and real-estate agent in Decorah, Iowa, plans to participate in her state’s leadoff Democratic nominating contest Feb. 3. She is torn between the South Bend, Ind., mayor and the Massachusetts senator—two candidates who in recent weeks have stressed their differences in ideology and vision for the country.

Like Ms. Zbornik, many undecided Democrats in states with early nominating contests say those differences aren’t driving their decision-making. In interviews, dozens of undecided voters named candidates who fall on opposite ends of the 2020 Democratic spectrum as their top choices.

Chris - Henning - Chair - Democratic - Party

Chris Henning, the chair of the Democratic Party in Green County, IA, agreed with the assessment. She believes people “want the change and hope, and somebody who can take on Trump and win” due to conversations with undecided Democrats. They want “to be fired up about somebody.”

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News polls in September and October...
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