PLYMOUTH, NH - MARCH 20: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke looks on during a meet and greet at Plymouth State College on March 20, 2019 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. After losing a long-shot race for U.S. Senate to Ted Cruz (R-TX), the 46-year-old O'Rourke is making his first campaign swing through New Hampshire after jumping into a crowded Democratic field. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Who is Beto O’Rourke?

Current job: Candidate for the president of the US.

Age: 46.

Family: O’Rourke’s wife is named Amy. They have two sons, Ulysses and Henry, and a daughter, Molly.

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Political party: Democratic

Previous jobs: Representative for Texas’ 16th Congressional District from 2013 to 2019; El Paso city council member from 2005 to 2011; cofounder of software and internet-services company Stanton Street Technology Group, which his wife now runs.

Who is Beto O’Rourke’s direct competition for the nomination?

Based on a recurring series of national surveys we conduct, we can figure out who the other candidates competing in O’Rourke’s lane are and who the broader opponents are within the party.

The average O’Rourke-satisfied respondent said they were satisfied with 5.1 other candidates, which is okay: it means that people who like him tend to be considering just a few other choices. To stay competitive, he’ll want to be in line with the top candidates in the race, for whom that number is less than four. Just 4 percent of his supporters liked Beto and Beto alone.
Respondents who would be satisfied with O’Rourke as the nominee liked Joe Biden, an already popular candidate, even more than the general set of respondents who said they were registered to vote and would participate in the Democratic primary. All told, about 70% of those happy with O’Rourke as the nominee would also be happy with Biden as the nominee, a figure that exceeds the percentage of Democrats who would be happy with the former vice president atop the ticket.

O’Rourke fans would also be happy with Sens. Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren, with fans of O’Rourke more likely to be happy with either of those contenders as the nominee than your typical respondent.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is a particularly interesting rival. All told, …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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