Former Vice President Joe Biden's front runner for the 2020 democratic presidential election is highlighted in a new poll, suggesting that he is not only the current favorite in the crowded field of candidates but that he would remain the favorite himself if he is running against a single democratic opponent.
The study (made by Republican firm Echelon Insights ) asked 1,005 Democrats – and independent people who favor the Democrats' policies – about their preferred 2020 candidates. The poll found 38 percent of the respondents would vote for Biden if the primary was to be held right now. This is well in line with other polls; As Vox's Dylan Scott reported, most polls show about 40 percent of voters supporting the former Vice President.
The Echelon survey found support for Bernie Sanders to be 1
This poll went one step further by testing Biden in head-to-head matchups against four other democratic candidates – and showed him progress in each trial, although most of the respondents in each of the hypothetical contests were not " determined for both candidates.
- In a matchup against Sanders: 39 percent of respondents were destined for Biden; 22 percent said they would "likely" vote for him. Only 14 percent of respondents said they would definitely vote for Sanders, with 10 percent responding that they would probably vote for him. Some voters – 14 percent – said they were not sure who they would vote for between the two.
- In a matchup against Harris: 37 percent of the agreed said they would vote for Biden, and 26 percent said they & # 39; d still pulls a handle for him. Harris only had 9 percent of the respondents that they were safe for her, with 11 percent responding probably to her. And 17 percent of those surveyed said they were unsure of who they preferred.
- In a fight against Buttigieg: 39 percent were destined for Biden, with 25 percent likely for him. Buttigieg had 8 percent for him, and 9 percent for him. Nearly a fifth of respondents – 19 percent – said they were unsure of who would vote between the two men.
- In a fight against Warren: 40 percent said they would vote for Biden, and 25 percent said they would probably vote for him. Warren had 7 percent sure for her and 12 percent probably for her. In Warren / Biden's head-to-head, 15 percent of respondents said they were not sure who they would vote for.
These figures indicate that there is not much of an anti-Biden vote that a rival candidate could work to consolidate should some of the high-name candidates recognize fall out of the race. It also seems to suggest that voters who currently support candidates for Biden's left might not transfer their support to another left-wing candidate if their favorite candidate leaves the race but may well enter Biden himself.
Biden also practices Biden: 40 percent found him "very favorable;" 40 percent found him "somewhat beneficial" and 3 percent found him "very unfavorable"
With numbers like these, it seems that Biden would remain the candidate to beat even though the race narrows to only one or two opponents. However, it is worth remembering that the first primary is more than eight months away, leaving Bids rivals plenty of time to break through in states with early primary and causalities, such as. Iowa or New Hampshire, and then drive progress from there. It is possible – but it is also a very high order.