85% of Dem Voters Would Be Satisfied With Biden; More Than 70% With Sanders, Harris or Warren

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Democratic voters and Democratic leaning Independents would be excited or satisfied with former Vice President Joe Biden as the party’s presidential nominee. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 77% would also be satisfied with Senator Bernie Sanders . Seventy-three percent (73%) say the same about Senator Kamala Harris and 71% about Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) would be that pleased with former Congressman Beto O’Rourke and 63% with Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Only 4% to 6% would be depressed with any of those candidates as the party’s nominee.

The survey of 2,207 Democratic voters and Democratic leaning Independents was conducted from May 8-13, 2019. These results suggest that at this stage of the campaign Democrats are prepared to unite around whoever wins the right to challenge President Trump. However, that could change as the campaign unfolds.

While there is broad acceptance of many leading candidates, there are differences in enthusiasm. Forty-five percent (45%) would be excited with Biden as the nominee followed by Sanders (36%), Harris (25%), Warren (24%), O’Rourke (21%), and Buttigieg (18%). Among the parties most liberal voters, 53% would be excited by Sanders and 52% by Biden. More than 40% say the same about Harris and Warren.

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Biden is leading all Democrats in early primary polling and leads President Trump in general election match-ups. He also leads all Democratic candidates in terms of Social Media support.

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The national survey of 2,207 Registered Democrats and Democratic Leaning Independents was conducted May 8-13, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The sample included 1,851 Democrats and 356 Independents. It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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