Biden holds 15-point lead among likely primary voters: poll
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE (D) holds a comfortable lead over his competition in a new poll of the 2020 Democratic primary field.
A USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday found Biden beats his closest rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), by 15 points. Biden registered support from 30 percent of registered voters in the poll, while Sanders was supported by 15 percent.
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) took third place with the support of 10 percent of voters, the only other candidate to score double digits in the poll. Warren, however, topped Sanders and Biden among voters’ likely second-choice picks, with Sanders coming in second place as voters’ choice for whom to support if their top candidate dropped out.
“After front-runner Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren is the one who finishes in the money most,” Suffolk poll director David Paleologos told USA Today. “Warren polls as the second or third-place choice four times out of ten, followed by Sanders (three times), Harris (twice) and Buttigieg (once).”
President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE held a slight advantage against a generic Democratic opponent among voters in the poll, who said they would support the president for reelection by 40 percent to a generic Democratic challenger’s 37 percent. Fourteen percent of voters told pollsters that they were undecided as to the general election.
The poll, which was conducted between June 11-15, surveyed 385 likely Democratic primary voters and 618 voters overall. The margin of error among Democratic voters is 5 percentage points, and 3 percentage points for the poll overall.