Endorsement score for Democratic presidential candidates 2020

During a presidential campaign, endorsements from other politicians can help a candidate gain both attention and voters, potentially making their campaign more successful. Out of the Democratic candidates for president in April 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden had the most endorsements, leading to an endorsement score of 768.

Endorsement score for Democratic candidates for president in the 2020 U.S. presidential election

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

2019 to April 2020

Supplementary notes

The source creates the endorsement score as follows:

Endorsements from former presidents, vice presidents, and current national party leaders: 10 points
Endorsements from governors: 8 points
Endorsements from U.S. senators: 6 points
Endorsements from former presidential and vice-presidential nominees, former national party leaders, 2020 presidential candidates who have dropped out: 5 points
U.S. representatives, mayors of large cities: 3 points
Officials in statewide elected offices, state legislative leaders: 2 points
Other Democratic National Committee members: 1 point

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