For those pushing O’Rourke this is very good news. And bad news for Sanders. You usually don’t win the nomination without winning Iowa or New Hampshire. Bernie has stopped running since 2016. And despite that he is not the frontrunner. Although the Iowa caucus is a year away there is nothing to suggest Sanders would make up the ground:
Joe Biden is the top choice of nearly a third of Iowa Democrats likely to participate in the 2020 presidential caucuses — putting the former vice president atop a roughly 20-candidate field 14 months ahead of the first votes, according to a new poll released Saturday.
The first Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom survey before the 2020 caucuses shows Biden beginning a potential bid at 32 percent in Iowa, more than a dozen points ahead of the second-place candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The 2016 runner-up for the nomination is at 19 percent.