John Hickenlooper is finally gaining ground in a presidential poll.
Unfortunately, it’s in the top 10 candidates who Americans have never heard of. Hickenlooper came in 6th place with 51% in the “who’s dat?” column of the Morning Consult posted Tuesday of national voters.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet fared better, but only because he wasn’t actually included.
Hickenlooper is still only a blip on the political radar of national and early primary state polls.
In a Hill-HarrisX national poll released Monday, Hick’s had a slippery footing in the zero to one percent group along with seven other bottom feeders; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, author Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, and Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam.
Bennet has only been in the race for five days, so it’s not really fair to judge this early on how well he’s doing.
Bennet’s doing great, compared to Hickenlooper.
The Hill-HarrisX poll had Bennet running solidly in the one to two percent field with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, former HUD secretary Julian Castro, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Meanwhile, Real Clear Politics has Joe Biden leading in its compendium of polls (39%), Bernie Sanders running second (15.5%), followed by Elizabeth Warren (7.7%), Kamela Harris (7.2%), Pete Buttigieg (6.8%), Beto O’Rourke (4.3%) and Cory Booker (2.5%).
Hickenlooper’s combined polling averages at 0.5%, and Bennet’s not showing yet.
It’s ironic that apologists for both Democrats whisper this race will be tough for an old white dude, and yet, Joe Biden is leading.