13:32 GMT31 July 2021
Listen Live
    US
    Get short URL
    6154
    Subscribe

    More than 60 percent of supporters of the Democratic Party and independents would prefer Hillary Clinton not to run for the presidential election in 2020, a survey revealed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Just 23 percent of respondents stated they would be "excited" for former secretary to run for presidency again, while 62 percent said they would prefer she did not, the survey conducted by USA Today and Suffolk University found on Wednesday.

    According to the survey, 44 percent of respondents would prefer Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and 43 percent would be "excited" to see US Vice President Joe Biden, despite the fact that he will be 78 years old next year, as a candidate for the post.

    Overwhelmingly, respondents would prefer "someone entirely new," with 66 percent of Democrats and independents choosing the option when it was included on a list of possible contenders.

    The survey was conducted from 14 to 18 December among 626 registered voters, who identified themselves as Democrats or independents. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 points.

    On November 8, Donald Trump won the presidential election by 306 projected electoral votes against Clinton's 232, but ceded the popular vote to her by 2.1 percent. The inauguration of the US president-elect will take place on January 20.

    Related:

    Search Warrant in Clinton Email Probe Exposes FBI Director 'Impropriety'
    Clinton Gained Three Million More Votes Than Trump in US Election, Report Shows
    Search Warrant Relating to Clinton Emails Unsealed, Though Heavily Redacted
    Clinton Loses Five US Electoral College Votes, Fifth Tried to Defect From Her
    Four Democratic Electors in US State of Washington Reject Clinton in Voting
    US Attorney General Regrets Airstrip Meeting With Bill Clinton During FBI Probe
    'Safe Zones': Trump's Idea Evokes Strong Memories of Hillary Clinton's Old Plan
    Clinton Donor Soros, Fake News Disseminator WashPo Among Facebook Fact Checkers
    'Facebook Suppressed My Piece' on Clinton Email Leaks, 'CIA Lie' - Ex Ambassador
    Tags:
    Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, USA Today, 2016 US Presidential election
    Community standardsDiscussion