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Is Bernie Sanders The Likely Democratic Nominee in 2020?

Even more Democrats now think Bernie Sanders is their party's likely presidential nominee in 2020 despite calls for new Democratic leadership and news reports about an FBI probe of Sanders' wife's financial dealings as a college president.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely Democratic Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that Sanders will be the national Democratic presidential nominee in the next election. Forty-seven percent (47%) think it’s unlikely. This includes 15% who say it’s Very Likely the Vermont senator will be the 2020 nominee and nine percent (9%) who say it’s Very Unlikely. Another 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 26-27, 2017 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 June 26-27, 2017 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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