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Michael Bloomberg garners highest Democratic unfavorable rating in new poll

A new poll released by Morning Consult on Sunday brought some good news and bad news for potential Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, Politico reports.

Bloomberg, who filed for the Alabama primary Friday, but has not yet made a final decision about officially launching a campaign, finished in sixth place in the poll at 4 percent, which is not terrible considering he's a newcomer. He was also shown beating President Trump by six percentage points in a hypothetical general election matchup. But 25 percent of those surveyed also said they view the former New York City mayor and billionaire unfavorably. That was the highest unfavorable rating in the poll.

His potential Democratic opponents don't seem too high on him entering the race either. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called him out directly during a campaign speech in Iowa on Saturday, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was skeptical of his candidacy during an appearance Sunday on CNN's State of the Union.

The Morning Consult Poll was conducted on Nov. 8, surveying 5,387 registered voters. The margin of error was one percentage point. Read more at Politico.