CNN poll: Sanders joins Biden at top of Democratic presidential candidates

by Laura Mize · Jan 22nd, 2020 11:39 am

Results of a recent CNN poll show Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has gained a seven-point increase among possible Democratic voters and now has a piece of former Vice President Joe Biden's lead of the party's candidates.

The poll surveyed registered Democratic voters and independents who lean left. This is the first time a national CNN poll has not shown Biden as the sole Democratic front-runner. The two candidates polled close to each other, with Sanders garnering support from 27 percent of those surveyed and Biden taking 24 percent. The poll's margin of error means the results are essentially a toss up between the two.

Other Democratic candidates for the nomination polled at much lower numbers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) comes next, with 14 percent; former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg follows with 11 percent; Michael Bloomberg comes in at five percent; Andrew Yang and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) each garnered four percent; and Tom Steyer holds two percent.


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