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POLL: Biden Maintains Lead & Women Candidates Rise

It’s difficult to describe these results as anything short of a disaster for Sens. Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand.

By NTK Staff | 05.23.2019 @1:00pm
POLL: Biden Maintains Lead & Women Candidates Rise

Monmouth University released a new poll on Thursday that showed some positive movement for a few presidential candidates and disastrous results for others.

Former Vice President Joe Biden maintained his overall lead of the presidential field with 33 percent support from national Democrats and those who identify as Democratic-leaning voters. That’s up 6 points from last month, and it’s a healthy lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who dropped to 15 percent from 25 percent in April.

Both Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) saw slight bumpers in their numbers, with Warren rising to 10 percent from 6 percent last month and Harris jumping to 11 percent from 8 percent in April.

But the race is much closer when Monmouth breaks down the polling by early primary states. Just factoring in early primary states, the results look like this: Biden: 26 percent, Sanders: 14 percent, Harris: 14 percent, Warren: 9 percent, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN): 6 percent. Monmouth defines “early states” as those who are scheduled or likely to hold their primaries by Super Tuesday.

The results of these polls are an utter disaster for a handful of candidates who have already spent months campaigning in early primary states and are seeing virtually no support. Overall, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) earns about 1 percent support, while Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) received less than 1 percent. It’s difficult to see a path forward for either candidate at this point.

Biden is the clear favorite among voters aged 50 or older. Forty percent of respondents in that age bracket said they preferred Biden. The next closest candidate was Harris with just 11 percent. Sanders earned a mere 4 percent among that group.

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