Sanders opens up large lead ahead of Colorado primary: poll
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.) has a double-digit lead in Colorado over his fellow Democratic presidential candidates ahead of the state’s Super Tuesday primary election, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
Sanders, who won the 2016 Colorado caucus, garnered support from 27 percent of Democratic and unaffiliated likely primary voters in the poll conducted by Magellan Strategies. 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.) trailed Sanders by 12 points with 15 percent support from poll respondents.
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D) received 12 percent support from those polled, finishing just 1 point ahead of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and 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.
Minnesota Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon 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 Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D) received 6 percent support from the voters polled.
Fifteen percent of voters said they remain undecided, and businessman Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout MORE and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic MORE (D-Hawaii) each received 1 percent support in the poll.
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Sanders led Warren by 21 percentage points among those who consider themselves “very liberal,” according to the poll. Among those who consider themselves “somewhat liberal,” Sanders led the Massachusetts senator by 8 points.
Among those who consider themselves “moderate,” Sanders led Buttigieg and Bloomberg by just 1 percent, and he led Biden by 4 percent. However, the margin of error along this group was 7.5 points, putting all of the candidates in close competition.
Sanders led Warren by 29 points among voters ages 18 to 44, receiving 49 percent support to Warren’s 20 percent. All of the other candidates received 6 percent support or less, and 7 percent said they were undecided.
Sanders tied Buttigieg at 20 percent support among voters ages 45 to 65, with Warren receiving 18 percent support. Among voters 65 and older, Bloomberg led the pack at 19 percent support, followed closely by Biden at 18 percent.
Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents said it was “most important to choose a candidate who can win in November,” beating 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, while 36 percent “prioritize shared values and personal beliefs.” However, among voters ages 18-44, 52 percent prioritized values above defeating the president.
The poll was conducted Monday and Tuesday. It polled 500 people, including 350 Democratic voters and 150 unaffiliated voters, with a margin of error of 4.38 percentage points.