Beto O’Rourke is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.

PLYMOUTH, NH - MARCH 20: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke looks on during a meet and greet at Plymouth State College on March 20, 2019 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. After losing a long-shot race for U.S. Senate to Ted Cruz (R-TX), the 46-year-old O'Rourke is making his first campaign swing through New Hampshire after jumping into a crowded Democratic field. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Who is Beto O’Rourke?

Current job: Candidate for the president of the US.

Age: 46.

Family: O’Rourke’s wife is named Amy. They have two sons, Ulysses and Henry, and a daughter, Molly.

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Political party: Democratic

Previous jobs: Representative for Texas’ 16th Congressional District from 2013 to 2019; El Paso city council member from 2005 to 2011; cofounder of software and internet-services company Stanton Street Technology Group, which his wife now runs.

Who is Beto O’Rourke’s direct competition for the nomination?

Based on a recurring series of national surveys we conduct, we can figure out who the other candidates competing in O’Rourke’s lane are and who the broader opponents are within the party.

The average O’Rourke-satisfied respondent said they were satisfied with 5.1 other candidates, which is okay: it means that people who like him tend to be considering just a few other choices. To stay competitive, he’ll want to be in line with the top candidates in the race, for whom that number is less than four. Just 4 percent of his supporters liked Beto and Beto alone.
Respondents who would be satisfied with O’Rourke as the nominee liked Joe Biden, an already popular candidate, even more than the general set of respondents who said they were registered to vote and would participate in the Democratic primary. All told, about 70% of those happy with O’Rourke as the nominee would also be happy with Biden as the nominee, a figure that exceeds the percentage of Democrats who would be happy with the former vice president atop the ticket.

O’Rourke fans would also be happy with Sens. Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren, with fans of O’Rourke more likely to be happy with either of those contenders as the nominee than your typical respondent.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is a particularly interesting rival. All told, more than half the people who would be fine with O’Rourke as the nominee would also be satisfied with Sanders as the nominee. However, there was a strong aversion to Sanders among a cohort of O’Rourke’s fans: A quarter of people who would be satisfied with O’Rourke as the nominee would not be satisfied with Sanders as the nominee, setting up an early intraparty ideological rivalry. In addition to those numbers, O’Rourke and Sanders are two of the most formidable fundraisers in the Democratic field, making them both top-tier candidates.

INSIDER has been conducting a recurring poll through SurveyMonkey Audience on a national sample to find out how different candidates’ constituencies overlap. We ask people whether they are familiar with a candidate, whether they would be satisfied or unsatisfied with that candidate as the nominee, and we also sometimes ask whether they think that person would win or lose in a general election against President Donald Trump.

about how we’re polling this here.

What are Beto O’Rourke’s political positions?
On healthcare:
O’Rourke has explicitly supported a healthcare proposal entitled “Medicare for America.” This plan would allow Americans to buy into Medicare, which is often dubbed “the public option.”
Unlike healthcare proposals from …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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