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Biden Leads 2020 Dems in Pennsylvania, and It’s Not Even Close

The Keystone State’s native son (who actually lives in neighboring Delaware) is far ahead of the rest of the pack.

By NTK Staff | 03.29.2019 @9:21am
Biden Leads 2020 Dems in Pennsylvania, and It’s Not Even Close

Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a commanding lead in the 2020 presidential primary in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll released by Emerson Polling on Friday.

Biden, who was born in Scranton and lives in nearby Delaware, led the field with 39 percent. The next closest candidate, Sen. Bernie Sander (I-VT), earned just 20 percent.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) placed third with 11 percent, while South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) earned 6 percent, finishing ahead of former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) who each had 5 percent. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who should be well known on the eastern side of the state, received just 4 percent.

The poll, conducted from March 26-28, has a margin of error of +/- 5.1 percent.

The key takeaways here are the size of Biden’s lead (19 percentage points), as well as the surprisingly strong showing for Buttigieg.

“Mayor Pete has performed well for our third poll in a row, indicating an increase in support for the South Bend Mayor, though Pennsylvania looks like it could be a Joe Biden firewall,” replied Spencer Kimball, Director of the Emerson Poll.

Pennsylvania is a state that President Trump will likely need to win to secure a second term. The poll showed he has just a 41-percent approval rating in the state, while 51 percent disapprove.

Both Biden and Sanders lead Trump by a 10-percentage-point margin in hypothetical match ups, 55 for the Democrats to 45 for Trump. Warren leads Trump, 52-48, and Trump-Harris and Trump-O’Rourke match ups each were 51-49 for the Democrat, both within that survey’s 3.4-percent margin of error.

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