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In A Growing 2020 Field, Dems See Sanders Among Most Viable Contenders So Far

Bernie Sanders kicked off his 2020 presidential run raising more funding on the day of his announcement than any Democratic candidate so far. And it seems to be paying off.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of Likely Democratic Voters think it’s at least Somewhat Likely that Sanders, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2016, will end up being the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020. Forty percent (40%) think it’s unlikely he’ll get the nod. These figures include 20% who think it’s Very Likely and 12% who say it’s Not at all Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 19-20, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 19-20, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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