CNN (conducted by the SRSS research firm; 4/25-28; 1,007 US adults; 411 likely Democratic primary voters) and Quinnipiac University (4/26-29; 1,044 US registered voters; 419 self-identified Democrats and lean Democratic voters) released new national polls finds that find former Vice President Joe Biden receiving a major bump from his national candidacy announcement. According to the pair of surveys, Mr. Biden has again surged to a clear lead for the Democratic nomination. But, the small 411-respondent CNN sample and Q-Poll’s 419-person segment leaves a lot of room for polling error.
According to CNN, Mr. Biden now claims 39% of the Democratic vote, his largest vote share to date. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who was neck-and-neck with Biden before the announcement, drops back to 15% in this poll. No other candidate reaches 10%, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in third place at 8%, South Bend (IN) Mayor Pete Buttigieg following closely with 7%, ex-Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) posting 6%, and California Sen. Kamala Harris recording 5% preference. All of the others fail to break 2%.
The Q-Poll finds Mr. Biden polling a similar 38% and Sen. Warren moving to second at 12%. Sen. Sanders drops to third with 11% preference, while Mayor Buttigieg is the only other contender reaching double-digits posting 10% support.
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