In the latest poll for 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has fallen behind Andrew Yang.
Pundits have long speculated if a mild-mannered Minnesotan can withstand the pressures of the Oval Office. One of our state’s most well-known politicians, Hubert H. Humphrey, fell short several times, most notably in 1968 – another highly contentious year in American politics. Additionally, Minnesota was the only state that stayed loyal to the Democratic party when Walter Mondale opposed Ronald Reagan in a landslide loss during the 1984 election.
Minnesota is one of the most reliably Democratic states in the country for presidential elections, with the state voting Republican a meager three times since the early 20th century.
On the state level, Amy Klobuchar is quite the popular senator, as shown by her major victories including 2018’s dominance of over 60 percent. There still seems to be some discrepancies between her local popularity and the battle in the national arena. However, Amy has raised well over $11 million in the fourth quarter of her 2019 campaign – the strongest push since she announced her run for the White House.
According to the numbers from the Iowa Caucus, Sen. Klobuchar still tails the top Democratic candidates in both numbers and fundraising. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have risen to the top of most recent polls – although there has been fewer polling recently in Iowa, especially since the most recent Democratic debate on Dec. 19 where Amy stood her ground.
Senator Klobuchar will have one more chance to make her mark on a national scale in the debate coming up on January 14th when the Democratic candidates will meet for the final time in Iowa before the caucuses.