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Biden Remains Democrats’ Clear Choice Nationally

Joe Biden has rebounded to a near two-to-one lead over second-place rival Bernie Sanders among Democrats nationally just before the party’s process of picking a presidential nominee begins in earnest.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of Likely Democratic Voters think Biden best represents the party and would make the best candidate against President Trump in November. Twenty percent (20%) say Sanders would make the best nominee.

Fifteen percent (15%) see Elizabeth Warren as the best choice for the party. The remaining three candidates in the latest survey earn single-digit support among Democrats: Pete Buttigieg (7%), Amy Klobuchar (5%) and Andrew Yang (5%). Six percent (6%) of Democrats prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 29-30, 2020 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 January 29-30, 2020 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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