The Deciders: Which Presidential Candidates Are Electable and Which Ones Can't Win?

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Electability has been tough for the nine undecided Iowans who pledged to caucus on February 3rd for a Democratic presidential candidate but have struggled to settle on a choice. Should they determine electability based on a candidate’s experience in government or the private sector? Should it be based on someone’s stance  on a particular issue? Is it how that person could potentially fare on the debate stage with President Donald Trump? Or is it a combination of factors?

Whatever it is, the undecided Iowans–nicknamed “The Deciders”– sat down with Channel 13 to determine which candidates they view as electable and which ones are not. Here are the candidates they mentioned, along with the number of The Deciders who mentioned them:


Joe Biden (3)

Bernie Sanders (3)

Tom Steyer (2)

Michael Bennet (1)

Elizabeth Warren (1)

Andrew Yang (1)


Not Electable:

Michael Bennet (1)

Michael Bloomberg (1)

Pete Buttigieg (1)

John Delaney (1)

Tulsi Gabbard (1)

Amy Klobuchar (1)

Tom Steyer (1)


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