WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic presidential candidate Senator Michael Bennet used his downtime before the senate impeachment hearings today to check and see how he’s doing in the polls.
The candidate, who most voters aren’t aware is still running or was ever running, logged on to realclearpolitics.com in hopes of discovering his polling average had increased from 0.3% last December.
“Well, would you look at that,” said Bennet to himself. “Point eight percent.”
The half-a-percent boost in aggregate polling can largely be attributed to the recent exit of Julian Castro, Cory Booker, and Marianne Williamson from the primary race.
“I kind of made a deal to myself that if I wasn’t at one percent in the polls by Iowa, I’d bow out, but it’s looking like we might make it,” Bennet told BeetPress, adding, “especially if Deval Patrick or John Delaney drop out.”
When questioned about his strategy for winning the primary to face President Donald Trump in the general election, Bennet explained that as more candidates dropped out – especially so called big-name players like Pete Buttigieg or Amy Klobuchar, his support would continue to grow.
Bennet also invoked the superdelegate votes that aren’t committed to any one candidate based on primary election results.
“The rules state that if a single candidate doesn’t reach the 50% delegate threshold by the convention, the supers will have their say, and I’m pretty confident they’ll look at my record of pragmatic, moderate liberalism, and see that I’m the best candidate to take on Trump, the most reckless president in modern history,” said Bennet. “I think we’re in a really strong position, and I know the voters will make the smart choice.”
In the most recent Economist/YouGov poll, Bennet was tied with Delaney for 10th place with 0% support.