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Joe Biden’s Lead Is Growing in Latest National Poll

Biden is the top choice of Democratic voters, and he expanded his lead by 4 percentage points from the previous week.

By NTK Staff | 03.19.2019 @10:30am
Joe Biden’s Lead Is Growing in Latest National Poll

He might not yet be an official candidate running for the Democratic presidential nomination, but voters in a new poll indicated he’s their top choice by a healthy margin.

The latest Morning Consult poll found that 35 percent of Democrat voters said Biden is their top choice among the crowded field of candidates. That’s up 4 percentage points from last week. Morning Consult conducts this poll weekly, releasing results every Tuesday.

According to the poll, Biden does well nationally and even better in early primary states:

The greatest share of likely Democratic primary voters (35 percent) ranked Biden their first choice in the latest survey, his highest marks since Morning Consult began tracking. The 4-point increase since the previous week came as the former vice president made remarks during appearances last week that signaled that he was moving closer to the possibility of a third presidential campaign.

The Delaware Democrat is doing even better in early primary states: Thirty-nine percent of likely Democratic voters in Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina said they’d pick Biden as their first choice, compared with 28 percent who would pick Sanders.

Notably, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), who announced last week that he was jumping in the race, only saw a one-point bump in the poll compared to last week’s. That was enough for him to pull slightly ahead of Sen. Elixabeth Warren (D-MA), who earned 7 percent support in this poll, and tied him with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) at 8 percent.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) comes in second place at 27 percent. Sanders saw a big jump in support when he announced he was running in late February, but his support has remained flat since then.

The Morning Consult poll was based on more than 13,000 interviews with registered voters from March 11-17. The national poll’s margin of error is +/- 1 percent.

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