Nearly 75 percent of likely Democratic voters say they want a “fresh face” to run against President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

A recent poll released by Rasmussen uncovered that the majority of Democrats, regardless of age, believe their party needs to turn to someone new in order to cinch the election. Meanwhile, only 16 percent disagreed and 11 percent remained undecided.

The poll marks a significant shift for the party since nominee Hillary Clinton’s run in the last election. Back in 2016, the same poll found that only 36 percent of Democrats wanted a new face at that time, while 21 percent were undecided. Since then, the former first lady’s long political career proved detrimental to her campaign as she was criticized for being too entrenched in U.S. politics, earning her the moniker “Crooked Hillary.”

The general shift was recently epitomized in New York City’s 14th congressional district where fresh-faced, democratic socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, 28, beat out long-time incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the primary.


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Ocasio-Cortez is one of over 20 House candidates who have announced that they would not support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker due to a serious need for new leadership within the party according to The Hill

The poll comes amidst rumors of potential bids by political incumbents including former Vice President Joe Biden as well as Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

The poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters from July 11 to 12 with a margin of error of 3 percentage points. 

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