In the latest Emerson College Poll conducted in Nevada finds that Joe Biden is leading with 26 percent, followed closely by Bernie Sanders with 23 percent. Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren tie for third with 10 percent, Kamala Harris comes in fourth with 9 percent, and Pete Buttigieg comes in fifth with 5 percent.
These results are similar to the New Hampshire and Iowa polls which both showed Biden and Sanders competing at the top. Of the early primary states, only South Carolina was significantly different where Biden led with 37 percent. Of all the candidates, the poll found that only Joe Biden could beat Donald Trump at this time. The poll found that Trump has a 49 approval rating and 44 disapproval rating.
Sanders is still number one among 18-29 year olds with 31 percent followed by O’Rourke with 18 percent and Andrew Yang with 14 percent. Sanders is also in the lead with 30-49 year olds with 26 percent followed by Biden with 22 percent. Biden leads with both 50-64 year olds and 65+ years olds with 32 percent and 40 percent respectively.
Potential caucus-goers were asked if Joe Biden’s handling of the Anita Hill case would affect their decision to which 38 percent of Democratic caucus-goers said it would make them somewhat or significantly less likely to vote for him.
The majority of voters want their candidate to have prior experience as an elected official, to be obligated to disclose their financial backgrounds, would work with the other party, and would be an aggressive leader. 43 percent of caucus-goers say the most important characteristic their candidate should have is truthfulness. The majority of voters also said that they would prefer their candidate to be in their 50s or 60s.
The Nevada statewide Emerson College poll was conducted March 28-30, 2019. The sample consisted of registered voters, n=719, with a Credibility Interval (CI) similar to a poll’s margin of error (MOE) of +/- 3.6 percentage points.
For the full results of the poll, click here.