National Politics

In spite of being stuck in Washington, DC due to the impeachment trial, while the non-Senators campaign across Iowa, US Senator Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) Presidential Campaign did well on the political talk show circuit on Sunday and also received another boost from the Emerson Polling of 450 Iowans taken between Jan 23-26, 2020. The future of Klobuchar’s Presidential bid will be determined largely in Iowa and whether or not there are four or five tickets out of the Hawkeye state.

In order to emerge from Iowa, the viability number is 15% and with Klobchar now at seen at 13%. If she truly is within striking distance the question is where will the supporters of former Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D)  10%, Tom Steyer (D) with 5% Andrew Yang (D) with 5%, and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) with 5% go?

For those familiar with DFL walking sub-caucuses here in Minnesota the movement of the non-viable candidacy’s supporters will be paramount to evening’s outcome, especially for Klobuchar. The poll shows she has a 39% for 2nd choice, but again as long as former Vice-President Joe Biden (D), US Senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) remain viable votes can only come from ButtigiegSteyer, Yang or Gabbard.