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WATCH: CNN Grills Bill De Blasio On Having No Support In The Polls

CNN grilled New York City Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio on Sunday after he received no support in a newly released poll.

“How do you process this information that not one single Iowa voter named you as a first or second choice in this new polling?” CNN’s Ana Cabrera asked de Blasio.

“Ana, it’s a poll of 600 Iowans, eight months before the caucuses,” de Blasio responded. “This is just the beginning of a very long process.”

“I wonder if being New York City mayor might hurt you in a place like Iowa in that voters may look at you skeptically given life in the big apple is a lot different than life in a Midwest rural community,” Cabrera pressed.

“It’s a fair concern,” de Blasio answered. “But I’m hearing about the same issues I hear from my constituents in New York. I think the Democratic Party for decades formed a coalition, a rural-urban coalition. That’s what Franklin Delano Roosevelt did, it worked for Democrats. It was about working people, farmers, factory workers, everyday people.”