The Democratic Party's voters have a message for their political stars: We don't care about identity politics.
At least, that's the message from a new poll from Monmouth University, which found that a vast majority of Democratic voters don't consider race or gender as important factors in picking the party's presidential nominee to take on President Donald Trump.
What did the poll say?
Despite the party's repeated calls for diversity on the ballot and in government, the voters who will be selecting the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee don't seem to care.
When it comes to race, nearly 90 percent of Democrats said it "does not matter" if the Democratic 2020 presidential nominee to challenge Trump is a minority or is white.
When asked whether it would be better for the party to nominate a person of color or a white person, only 5 percent of Democrats said a minority would be better and 6 percent preferred a white candidate.
Some 87 percent of respondents said the nominee's race simply does not matter.
The topic of the nominee's gender received similar responses. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of Democratic votes said it doesn't matter if the nominee is a man or a woman. Only 7 percent said it would be better to nominate a woman; 12 percent said a man would be better.
NATIONAL POLL: Candidate diversity not a priority for #2020 Dem voters as @JoeBiden set to enter race. Better to… https://t.co/AbIsZvV7vd— MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll)1556035106.0