AUSTIN, Texas — It still may be about 20 months until the 2020 election, but with 16 Democratic candidates already announcing they are running, KVUE wondered: Is it too early to ask people who they'll vote for and why?
KVUE headed down to Vic Mathias Shores to get a feel for how people may be planning to vote.
"My note's gonna go to Donald Trump, our current president," a local bicyclist said. "He's always been America first."
"I'm going for Beto [O'Rourke] because he's friendly for Mexicans. I appreciate that," a woman who was on her way to a SXSW concert said.
"He's getting rid of super-PACs," another said about O'Rourke. "It's better to let the people decide instead of money being given to get their vote."
"Bernie Sanders because I think the world will be a better place with him," an Englishman who is in town for SXSW said. "That's my statement."
"Don't like him, don't like him, I don't like any of them," a man said, looking at the board. He ended up writing just that.
"I'm in the middle, and everybody is leaning left or right really heavy."
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"Beto, he has a voice for the minority, you know. There's a lot of discrimination in this time and, as a minority, I feel that we need to do something about that."
"I'll vote for Beto because he's not Trump," one man said.
"I'm writing Trump because I like his tax policies," another man said.
Even 20 months away, people still have thoughts on who they think is ready to lead the country.