Where the Democratic candidates stand in the polls

Monmouth University Polling Institute released a new poll showing Bernie Sanders (20%), Joe Biden (19%), and Elizabeth Warren (20%) in a virtual three-way tie.

In June Monmouth showed Biden up 32% compared to Warren at 15% and Sanders at 14%. Since then, Biden has slipped 13%.

The remaining field’s results:

California Sen. Kamala Harris at 8% support (identical to 8% in June), New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker at 4% (2% in June), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 4% (5% in June), entrepreneur Andrew Yang at 3% (2% in June), former cabinet secretary Julián Castro at 2% (<1% in June), former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke at 2% (3% in June), and author Marianne Williamson at 2% (1% in June). Support for the remaining 13 candidates included in the preference poll registered only 1% or less.

Compared to the frontrunners, Biden has suffered the worst and taken a huge hit in all demographics.

He lost ground with white Democrats (from 32% to 18%) and voters of color (from 33% to 19%), among voters without a college degree (from 35% to 18%) and college graduates (from 28% to 20%), with both men (from 38% to 24%) and women (from 29% to 16%), and among voters under 50 years old (from 21% to 6%) as well as voters aged 50 and over (from 42% to 33%).  Most of Biden’s lost support in these groups shifted almost equally toward Sanders and Warren.

Similar to 2018, healthcare appears to be a very important issue among registered Democrats. When asked how important it was for a candidate to support Medicare for All, 58% responded “very important.”

A CNN poll conducted last week shows different results than Monmouth University’s poll.

CNN’s poll has Biden at 29% support, “while Sanders and Warren were lower (15% and 14%, respectively).”

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