Michael Bloomberg

The Personality Profile
of Former New York City Mayor
Michael Bloomberg

Forthcoming, pending emergence as front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president after Super Tuesday.

Update: Study scrapped following Mayor Bloomberg’s withdrawal from the race after failing to win any state primaries on Super Tuesday.


Related interest: Formal announcement of candidacy

Michael Bloomberg joins 2020 Democratic field for president (Alexander Burns, New York Times, Nov. 24, 2019) — Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Sunday that he would run for president in 2020, bringing his enormous wealth and eclectic political biography into the tumultuous Democratic primary and seeking to win over skeptical liberal voters by presenting himself as a multibillion-dollar threat to President Trump. Mr. Bloomberg, a former Republican who has expressed reservations about his adopted party’s leftward drift, said in a statement that he would offer a pragmatic option to voters in a campaign to unseat a president who “represents an existential threat to our country and our values.” …

Michael R. Bloomberg is planning to skip the traditional early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire and focus instead on the delegate-rich March primaries.

Michael R. Bloomberg is planning to skip the traditional early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire and focus instead on the delegate-rich March primaries. (Photo credit: Demetrius Freeman / The New York Times)


Mike Bloomberg announces 2020 candidacy for president of the United States. (1:49)


Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced for president on November 24, 2019 and withdrew from the race on March 4, 2020, endorsing Joe Biden for president.


Notable media reports

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Related reports

Psychological Profiles of 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Democratic Candidates (April 25, 2019)

Photo composite: The New York Times

Which Democratic Presidential Candidate Is Most ‘Electable’? (May 6, 2019)

Joe Biden (Monmouth NH net favorability: +65)
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 16-29 (22.5 ±6.5) / Revised Dec. 2019: 22-33 (27.5 ±5.5)

Kamala Harris (Monmouth NH net favorability: +50)
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 13-27 (20 ±7)

Bernie Sanders (Monmouth NH net favorability: +54)
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 16-23 (19.5 ±3.5)

Amy Klobuchar (Monmouth NH net favorability: +33)
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 13-23 (18 ±5)

Beto O’Rourke (Monmouth NH net favorability: +29)
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 11-23 (17 ±6)

Projecting the Winner of the 2020 Presidential Election: The Personal Electability Index (July 8, 2019)

Donald Trump
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 65-77 (71 ±6); dysfunctionality adjusted 45

Joe Biden
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 16-29 (22.5 ±6.5) / Revised Dec. 2019: 22-33 (27.5 ±5.5)

Kamala Harris
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 13-27 (20 ±7)

Bernie Sanders
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 16-23 (19.5 ±3.5)

Amy Klobuchar
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 13-23 (18 ±5)

Beto O’Rourke
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 11-23 (17 ±6)

Pete Buttigieg
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 10-18 (14 ±4)

Elizabeth Warren
Presidential Electability Index
Range: 6-8 (7 ±1)