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Polls show Michael Bloomberg could beat Trump, but can he win over Democrats first?

Michael Bloomberg was in seventh place in the Democratic pack as of last week, according to the latest weekly polling by Morning Consult. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - Billionaire and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg may be bringing a formidable war chest, name recognition and a brand of centrist politics into the crowded Democratic field with his official candidacy announced on Sunday (Nov 24), but it will be a tough task for him to unseat the party's current front runners.

The wider American public may well be fascinated by billionaires, as Mr Bloomberg fared well in a Morning Consult poll two weeks ago that asked voters to choose between him and incumbent Republican President Donald Trump.

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