Michael Bloomberg is spending a fortune on his 2020 campaign.
He has done surprisingly well in some polls, even coming close to Elizabeth Warren’s numbers at times.
But it’s apparently not earning him any Democrat delegate support so far.
The Daily Beast reports:
Bloomberg Spent $200 Million and Isn’t on Track to Score a Single Delegate
Michael Bloomberg has all the money. But he may not have the math.
Just eight weeks out from Super Tuesday, the richest trove of delegates on the primary calendar, the billionaire Democrat is not on track to pick up a single one—despite dropping gobs of cash and saturating the airwaves—internal polling data shared exclusively with The Daily Beast from a rival presidential campaign reveals.
The Democratic National Committee’s primary rules stipulate that a candidate must win 15 percent of the vote statewide or 15 percent by any congressional district in order to collect any delegates.
Internal models do not show Bloomberg above 10 percent in any of the first four early voting states—Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina, where he is intentionally ceding by bypassing campaigning there–or any district in the 15 delegate-rich states set to vote on March 3.
“Based on polling I’ve seen, both public and private, Bloomberg isn’t on track to pick up a single delegate on the Super Tuesday states, even places he’s got endorsements,” one unattached top strategist familiar with the delegate process told The Daily Beast. “Not nearly enough to get to 15 percent right now.”
It looks like his campaign could use a little advice about optics.
Michael Bloomberg’s team really went out here and decorated the TRASH CANS in Austin.
The symbolism is just… so beautiful. pic.twitter.com/KLqqgDk67M
— Calli Norton (@CalliNorton) January 11, 2020
Light the contents on fire to really complete the look
— Colin Duffy (@TheRightDuff) January 11, 2020