Among Dems Who Like Socialism: Biden 27% Warren 20% Sanders 18%

Among Democratic primary voters/caucus goers who like Socialism, former Vice President Joe Biden currently attracts 27% of vote. A national survey found that 20% support Senator Elizabeth Warren and 18% back Senator Bernie Sanders.

Among all voters in that survey, Biden was at 32%, Warren at 17%, and Sanders was third with 15%.

Data released earlier found that 57% of voters who will “Definitely” vote in their state’s Democratic primary or caucus have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Socialism. That total includes 16% have a Very Favorable opinion of the term.

While Sanders actively advocates for Socialism, most Democratic voters have a different understanding of what the term means. In fact, 73% of Democratic primary voters/caucus goers have a favorable opinion of free markets.

In reviewing all survey data on the Democratic race, it’s important to remember that we are in the very early stages of the campaign and most voters are not paying much attention. Voters are more engaged in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire. Polls in those states generally show Biden, Warren, and Sanders as the top three candidates. However, the early state races appear to be far more competitive than the national polling suggests.

This national survey was conducted September 13-20, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results are presented based upon interviews with 1,871 Registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independent Voters  who say they will “Definitely” vote in their state’s primary or caucus. Results from this sample have +/- 2.3 percentage point Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

Neither Scott Rasmussen nor has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).

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