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The 2020 US Presidential Candidates: What the Data Tells Us

Update: Since the second Democratic Debate on July 30-31, the Democratic National Committee raised the fundraising and polling requirements to qualify for the third Democratic Debate on September 12th. With these new stringent requirements in place, only 10 candidates have qualified. A few Democratic candidates, such as John Hickenlooper and Kirsten Gillibrand, dropped out of the race. A Republican candidate, Joe Walsh, has joined the race. It’s a busy election race that’s hard to keep track of so we’ve done it for you.
 
Check out the 2020 Presidential Elections card for more information on the remaining presidential candidates. Take a look at our MicroStrategy Community page for further instructions on installing HyperIntelligence today.

In June, millions of viewers across the United States of America watched the first of 12 Democratic debates. Since then, among a number of other happenings, President Donald Trump has officially announced his campaign for re-election, and Eric Swalwell has dropped out of the race. With a particularly crowded Democratic field (24 candidates as of July 23), it’s difficult to cut through the noise of this presidential race.

That’s why we’ve created the 2020 Presidential Elections card using HyperIntelligence. Whether you’re reading the Washington Post, scrolling through Instagram, or messaging a friend on Google Hangouts, these cards will provide a quick information snapshot for each candidate. Take a look at our MicroStrategy Community Page for installation instructions, and here’s a preview of the card you’ll see when you scroll over a 2020 presidential candidate’s name:

At the top of the card, you’ll find the candidate’s name and picture. The cards are linked to the candidate’s full name and last name, so you can surface the card in many contexts. The first half of the card provides some key data:

  • Website: If the candidate has a campaign website, it’s listed here.
  • Party
  • Current Job: Either the candidate’s current position or most recent one. While many of these candidates are from political backgrounds, you’ll find a few from unconventional experiences.
  • Spouse: Many of these presidential hopefuls are married, but check this section to see who exactly their partners are because one of them will be the next First Gentleman or First Lady. If they aren’t married, they’ll have “N/A” in place of a name.
  • Poll Results: We pulled national poll estimates from RealClearPolitics. The candidates’ poll results are determined within their respective parties. The Democratic candidate poll results were updated as of July 16th and the Republican candidate poll results were updated as of June 24th. If a candidate’s poll estimate is not available, it’s listed as “N/A.”
  • Age: This is the candidates’ age at the time of the card’s creation.

There’s also a chart with information relevant to their performance in the race:

  • 1st Democratic Debate: On June 26 and June 27, the Democrats hosted their first of six Democratic debates in 2019. To qualify for this debate, the candidate had to hit one percent in three polls or raise money from 65,000 unique donors. This section of the card states whether the candidate was one of the 20 participants of this first debate.
  • 2nd Democratic Debate: On July 30 and 31, the Democrats are hosting their second Democratic debate. Most of the candidates from the first debate will also participate in the second—use this card to keep track of who exactly will be on stage for this upcoming debate.
  • 2019 Q1/Q2 Funds Raised: This is the amount of funds that each candidate has raised from individual contributors.
  • Status: As the presidential elections progress, we’ll update this section to indicate whether the candidate is still in the race.

Just for fun, we’ve included a quote from each candidate at the bottom of the card. Don’t wait too long to download this card because it’s only available for a few more weeks.

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