Why do democrats think Biden is the most electable candidate, when most of them agree he is not the first choice. In most public forums, there is an oath to succumb to the " electability" rule.
What are the important factors for the democratic voters for 2020
a. Beat Trump
b. Healthcare, Debt, Employment, Racial Justice and other issues
We can get an idea of what Democratic voters think an electable candidate looks like by finding polls that ask voters which 2020 presidential hopeful they think has the best chance of winning the general election, in addition to asking who they would support independent of electability concerns. At least two recent polls have asked both questions: a Quinnipiac poll of registered Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters in California and a Granite State Poll of likely New Hampshire primary voters (conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center).1 Perhaps unsurprisingly, in both cases, the percentage of voters who say each candidate is the most electable is very similar to the percentage of voters who support each candidate. But there are some telling divergences:
Some candidates widely seen as electable don’t have as much support from voters, while others who have generated a lot of voter enthusiasm aren’t seen as particularly strong general-election candidates.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, ranking after Biden in most polls of the Democratic primary thus far, has a perceived electability on par with his popularity. Beto O’Rourke's electability outstripped his popularity as a candidate, . Then come the popular candidates - Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. They all enjoy decent voter support but were less likely to be seen as electable.
So this pattern emerges : The moderate, straight, white men score best, while the women and the man seeking to become the first openly gay president lose points on electability, as do nonwhite candidates like businessman Andrew Yang and Sen. Cory Booker. Harris ranks low considering her level of voter support. Is that because of the fact that she is both a person of color and a woman. Even Klobuchar is seen as a relatively weak general-election candidate even though her strong past electoral performances make a good case for her being electable.
Non-Biden Voters think Biden will win in the General Elections.
Electability is therefore definitely linked to RACE and GENDER and for some odd reason- the suffering you show you have been through as a "working class American".
A March poll by HuffPost/YouGov for Democrat voters how they thought a candidate’s gender and race would affect other voters’ decisions. In both cases, about a third of respondents said they expected that being male or being white would make other people more likely to vote for a candidate while a single-digit percentage thought it would make people less likely to vote for a candidate. (About 40 percent thought it would make no difference.) And being female and nonwhite were each seen, less overwhelmingly, as net negatives. Interestingly, though, the HuffPost/YouGov poll also found that respondents viewed being over the age of 70 as a serious electability problem, yet in that same poll, 64 percent of voters thought 76-year-old Biden was capable of winning the general election, and 48 percent thought 77-year-old Sanders could do so. Both candidates also had strong electability numbers in both the Quinnipiac and UNH polls.
Business Insider and SurveyMonkey have been asking voters nationwide which candidates they believe would likely win and lose an election against Trump
Business Insider’s early-April poll found that almost 56% of likely Democratic primary voters said they thought Biden would beat Trump, and just 15 percent said they thought he would lose. Just 21 % thought Warren could beat Trump.
None of these polls could be the last word into the concept of " ELECTABILITY" but is definitely a large window into the minds of those who vote and the myraid of voices that make America. We are stil laid up in knots of race and gender and cannot see the merit of a candidate for what they bring to the table. If we were a homogenous same race society- would this be any different for women ?