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2016 Election: Voters show little interest in Bloomberg bid

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks with diplomats at UN headquarters.


Most Americans, regardless of ideology, said they have no interest in voting former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg into the White House. That?s according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Six in 10 Democrats and Republicans alike rule out Bloomberg in a general election. The total saying they wouldn?t vote for him is the highest level for any candidate in the field.

The media billionaire is set to decide next month if he?ll launch a third-party bid.

While the poll points to a daunting road for him, it also suggests that a Bloomberg candidacy could not be merely shrugged off by the two parties. With more than one-third at least open to backing him, Bloomberg may have the potential to become a spoiler in a close fall election.