Hillary Clinton is continuing to publicly toy with the idea of getting into the race for the Democratic nomination in 2020.
Clinton, along with her daughter Chelsea, was in Los Angeles on Tuesday where they were promoting their new book, and during a Q & A, moderator Maria Shriver asked about the presidential election.
Clinton claimed she’s not “looking at” running, but that she’s “hearing a lot about it.”
Shriver interpreted, “So, I’m not saying no, but I’m not saying yes…” Clinton shrugged and nodded in agreement.
“Okay, that’s fair,” Shriver said as the audience went wild.
“Obviously I think about it,” she added later. “I could beat him again!”
Do it, @HillaryClinton.
— Alex Mohajer (@AlexMohajer) November 7, 2019
A new survey shows Clinton would be vying with Joe Biden for frontrunner status if she did get into the race.
The poll from Harvard Harris finds Clinton nipping at the heels of Joe Biden in a hypothetical match up. Hillary, so far, has not declared her candidacy, though she has repeatedly teased the idea.
Those surveyed in the late October poll were asked, “Suppose Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, and John Kerry decides to enter the race, who would you support as a candidate for President?”
Joe Biden received the support of 19 percent of Democrat respondents. Clinton was in a close second with 18 percent. Elizabeth Warren came in third at 13 percent. John Kerry was at 8 percent, while Bloomberg was at 6.
With the race as it is today, the poll finds 33 percent of Democrats would support Biden in the primary, and Bernie Sanders in second place with 18 percent. Warren comes in third with 15 percent.
What this poll finds is that if Clinton were to enter the race, roughly one-half of Biden’s supporters would drop him for Hillary.