In a poll conducted by Tel Opinion Research on May 8, 2019, they found that Joe Biden is leading the polls in Florida with 39 percent, more than twice the support received by the runner up, Bernie Sanders. Since their last poll from March 21, 2019, Biden’s support has grown by 2 percent, and Sander’s support grew from 13 to 16 percent. Behind Biden and Sanders are Elizabeth Warren with 5 percent, Kamala Harris with 5 percent, and Pete Buttigieg with 3 percent. Since their last poll, Beto O’Rourke has fallen from 5 percent to 1 percent.
The poll consisted of 800 likely Democratic voters of which 66% considered themselves to be very or somewhat liberal 15% moderate, and 18% very or somewhat conservative. In addition, 66% of those polled were over 55 years old. Though Bernie Sanders had the second highest favorable rating with 68 percent, he also had the highest unfavorable rating with 24 percent the majority of which came from Conservatives. Biden is also doing well among African Americans claiming 46 percent of their vote from those surveyed.
Below, you can see how Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders were favored by the various constituencies:
The poll also found that 50 percent of voters would rather choose their candidate based on who has the best chance of beating Donald Trump over who best aligns with their values.
The poll had a margin of error of +/- 3.46 at a 95% confidence interval.
Click here to see the full results of Tel Opinion Research’s poll.