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Wed May 15, 2019, 06:14 PM

8. From Vanity Fair (May 3rd): Bill de Blasio Still Desperately Trying to Justify Running for President

Despite near-universal consensus that he should not run for president, Bill de Blasio is still flirting with the idea. After reports emerged that pollsters were calling Iowa voters to gauge their opinion on de Blasio, hizzoner admitted that his political action committee had paid for polling in the early-primary state. “I want to look at a lot of information,” de Blasio told reporters during a press briefing on Thursday. “The ultimate decision, as I said, is a personal one and a family one, but of course it makes sense to look at other information.”

It’s unclear exactly what the potential Johnny-come-lately candidate expects to find in Iowa, given that every poll out of the state has him at 0 percent (or not even listed), while high-profile progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren already occupy his hypothetical lane. Moreover, it’s unclear where de Blasio is getting the idea he should enter the crowded race in the first place, considering absolutely no one seems to want him there. Of nearly three-dozen allies and advisers surveyed by Politico in March, only two said he should run, while the rest considered the idea to be, as one adviser put it, “fucking insane.” A Monmouth poll found that, of every single Democratic candidate, both declared and undeclared, de Blasio was the only one with a net negative favorability rating.


Read the rest at: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/05/bill-de-blasio-2020-presidential-campaign-polls

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