In the latest 2020 Democratic primary polls, Beto O'Rourke registers. In some cases, he commands less than 1% support, down significantly from just a month ago, when, right out of the gate, O'Rourke out-raised Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders within the first 24 hours of his campaign.
It seems Beto O'Rourke has noticed, and after trying to reconfigure his platform to appeal to far-left voters, he's now pledging to completely rehabilitate his image, "reintroducing" his 2020 campaign in a last ditch effort to move back up in the polls, the AP reports.
"O’Rourke plans to step up his national media appearances after skipping most of that kind of exposure in recent months. He is scheduled to appear on MSNBC’s 'Rachel Maddow Show' on Monday night and ABC’s 'The View' the next day," the AP says. "He’s also set to offer more concrete policy plans on top issues. So far, he’s issued just one, on climate change."
Even his climate change proposal met with swift condemnation; it is merely a stripped-down version of the "Green New Deal" offered in Congress last month by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA).