New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has abandoned his long-shot campaign to win the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. He announced his decision Friday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
De Blasio’s withdrawal from the race came after months of failing to improve what was persistently ultra-low support in opinion polls tracking voters’ preferences for Democratic contenders vying for the nomination.
Recent national polls show de Blasio receiving, at best, support from just 1% of the respondents. A Siena College Research Institute poll in early September found that less than 1% of New York state voters supported his candidacy and 0% of voters in his hometown of New York City did so.
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— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) September 20, 2019