Kellyanne Conway Bashes 'Old White Male Career Politicians' After Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Leading 2020 Democrats

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway on Monday took a shot at "old white male career politicians" after a new poll showed that Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden lead the Democratic 2020 presidential field.

"#poll of #Democrats nationwide," Conway tweeted. "Old White Male Career Politicians are in 1st and 2nd Place in the Democratic Presidential Primary, taking more than half (53%) of the vote."

She shared a post on an Emerson Polling survey released earlier that day on 20 Democratic presidential candidates, showing that Sanders lead with 29 percent, followed by Biden with 24 percent. There was a substantial gap between second and third place, which newly announced Mayor Pete Buttigieg snagged with 9 percent, followed by former Texas Representative Beto O'Rourke and Senator Kamala Harris with 8 percent each. Senator Elizabeth Warren got 7 percent, and the rest of the candidates got 3 percent or less.

Conway also commented that "'Someone Else' is tied with Cory Booker" at 2 percent, and that Senator "Kirsten Gillibrand gets 'zero.'"

Sanders is 77 years old and Biden, who has not announced, is 76 years old. The diverse Democratic pool for president includes six women and 37-year-old Buttigieg, who is the youngest and only openly gay candidate running so far. Trump, 72, is still very popular among Republican primary voters and had 85 percent versus his potential challenger ex-Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld at 15 percent.

Emerson Polling Director Spencer Kimball stated that "Biden has seen his support drop," noting that the former vice president led Sanders 27 percent to 17 percent in February and they were tied at 26 percent in March, but Sanders captured a 5 point lead in the latest poll conducted April 11 to 14.

The poll report stated that "if Joe Biden decides not to run, Bernie Sanders looks to be the early beneficiary, picking up 31% of Bidens' voters." The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

Conway, one of the longest serving top Trump administration officials, frequently defends the president on social media and television interviews, while bashing leading Democrats.

Last month, after Biden faced accusations of kissing and touching former Nevada state assemblywoman Lucy Flores inappropriately, Conway stated in a Fox News interview that he "has a big problem here because he calls it affection and handshakes. His party calls it completely inappropriate."

Conway built a career as a pollster and has also served as a political consultant.