New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is running to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for President in 2020 as his own city is in tatters, but his campaign is not resonating with anybody in the key battleground state of Iowa.
A poll released by Des Moines Register/CNN on Saturday showed de Blasio as one of only two candidates who was not listed by any participant as their first or second choice for President. Out of a massive field of 23 candidates, only Wayne Messam, the no-name mayor of Miramar, Fla, shared this embarrassing distinction with de Blasio.
“There’s always been a question mark as to how many (candidates) can get any real traction,” said J. Ann Selzer, who works as president of Selzer & Co., the firm tasked with conducting the survey. “And we gave them every opportunity to show that they have some kind of constituency here. But there’s a fair number who, their constituency just isn’t very big.”
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