In a recent national Post/ABC Poll, Democrats are still very unsure about who they will support. In fact, about 54 percent of Democrats did not name any particular candidate. In second place was Joe Biden with 13 percent followed by Bernie Sanders with 9 percent. In fourth was Pete Buttigieg at 5 percent and in fifth Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren with 4 percent. In this particular poll, voters were asked an open-ended question on who they would support rather than being provided a list.
Biden is running his campaign on the idea that he is the most likely to defeat Trump. Biden is much more moderate than other popular candidates and raised $6.3 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign, the highest amount among the candidates. However, unlike many other candidates who have pledged off big donors and PACs, Biden attended a $700,000 fundraiser on his announcement day that pushed his funding past Sanders. One constituent that Biden struggles with are young Democrats. Only 7 percent of those under 40 support him. In comparison, Sanders currently has the support of 14 percent of those under 40. Democrats are currently very divided on how they would choose their candidate with about 4 out of 10 Democratic voters saying they would rather choose a candidate likely to win rather than being closest inline with their issues.
This poll was conducted over the phone from April 22-25 with 1,0001 adults, 865 of which were registered voters, 427 of which were leaned Democrats. There is a margin of error of 3.5 points overall, 4 points for registered voters, and 5.5 points for leaned Democrats.
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Click here for the full 4/28/19 article by Scott Clement and Dan Balz from the Washington Post.