Democrat senators running for the White House have missed significantly more votes than presidential candidates in recent presidential election cycles, including two prominent candidates.
The New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker, missed the largest number of votes, 47% of the votes cast, with 47% of the votes of each of the seven Senators seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency. year, starting January 28th.
Californian Senator Kamala Harris is right behind Booker, missing 46% of the votes cast so far. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand both missed 41 percent of the vote.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren missed 29% of the vote, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet 28% and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar 24%. This amounts to an average percentage of missed votes of 31%.
Harris was considered one of the leading rivals of the 2020 leader, Joe Biden, although his poll count has recently declined. Sanders, in his second consecutive presidential candidacy, has seen his numbers increase recently. A Monmouth poll released on Monday revealed that former vice president Joe Biden, as well as Warren and Sanders, were statistically tied for the first-place spot in the presidential election.[[[[Read also: Biden campaign rejects survey showing 13-point drop in support]
The selection of candidates for the Democratic White House in 2020 includes one of the highest percentages of Senators sitting in recent decades. But they still fall short of the 53 percent Senate vote of Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, who was missed in 2007 at the start of the 2008 round, in which he later captured his party's nomination. . During the period comparable to the Democrats of 2020, 277 voters were brought to the Senate.
During this period, Democratic senators, by comparison, were reasonably more diligent to vote. The Delaware senator, Joe Biden, missed 26% of the votes cast, while the future president Barack Obama, then senator of Illinois, missed 21%. New York Senator Hillary Clinton missed only 3% of the votes cast in the Senate at the time. Add in Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, at 26%, and the average percentage of missed votes was then 26%.
In 2016, all the lead candidates missed votes, although their number is lower than the current group of Democratic Senators who run for president. Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz missed 27 percent, while Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul missed 1 percent. Sanders, Clinton's finalist for the 2016 Democratic nomination, has missed only 4% of the vote.
Missed voters in the Senate are an obvious food for political opponents of former presidential candidates, although it is difficult to stick to accusations years after a run for the presidency. And the question quickly disappears if a voiceless candidate arrives at the White House, said George Mason University political science professor, Jeremy Mayer, at Washington Examiner On Monday.
"This is an old campaign tactic that was used against John F. Kennedy when he was a candidate in 1960. Lyndon Johnson in particular was inclined to say that Kennedy was not present for this vote or vote," said Mayer.