A new CNN national presidential poll (conducted by SSRS; 3-14-17; 1,003 US adults; 456 Democratic likely primary voters; 448 Republican likely primary voters) reports similar results to other recent surveys. According to this data, former Vice President Joe Biden carries a 28-20% lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and former US Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) placing third and fourth with 12 and 11%, respectively. No other candidate reaches double-digits, which is also highly consistent with other publicly released data.
The fact that no one, including Mr. Biden, ever breaks 30% in a national poll suggests that this race could become wide open. Sen. Harris and ex-Rep. O’Rourke showing increased strength as time passes would be key to turning this contest into a free-for-all.
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