POLL: Most Democrats Prefer Biden and Sanders for Party Nomination in 2020

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A new Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Monday found former United States Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders favored most by Democrats for the party’s 2020 nomination.

Biden ranked first with 26 percent of Democrats supporting him as the party’s next nominee, followed closely by Sen. Sanders, who is preferred by 19 percent.

Of the 773 Democrats surveyed, 31 percent selected another one of the 18 candidates as their choice for the party’s nominee in the 2020 election, while 21 percent remain undecided or have no opinion. Three percent said they prefer a different nominee than the options listed.

The poll also found that black Democrats were almost twice as likely to say Biden is their first choice by 28 percent to 15 percent over Sanders. However, Sanders held an eight point advantage with the country’s youngest voters – 29 percent to 21 percent.

Following Sanders in third place is Beto O’Rourke, who secured eight percent of support from Democrats after being defeated by Ted Cruz in Texas last week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) , and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) followed O’Rourke with five percent, four percent, and three percent, respectively.

One percent of the surveyed Democrats selected other senators as potential candidates from the list. Those earning one percent each are Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Zero percent of Democrats selected Attorney General Eric Holder, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, or Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) as their first choice for president.

Biden has run for president twice, once in 1988 and again in 2008. Sen. Sanders, who was a front-runner for president in the 2016 election, fell short of clinching the Democratic party’s support.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll was conducted from Nov. 7-9 and has a four point margin of error.

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