Biden Viewed Favorably By 50% of Voters; 75% of Democrats

Former Vice President Joe Biden is viewed favorably by 50% of voters and unfavorably by 35%. A national survey found that those totals include 24% with a Very Favorable Opinion and 20% with a Very Unfavorable view.

Among Democrats, Biden is viewed favorably by 75% and unfavorably by 14%.

Senator Bernie Sanders is viewed favorably by 41% of all voters and unfavorably by 44%. Senator Elizabeth Warren gets positive reviews from 34% and negative assessments from 37%. Senator Kamala Harris gets good marks from 33% and not so good marks from 29%.

Among Democrats, Sanders is viewed favorably by 67% and unfavorably by 21%. The numbers for Warren are 57% positive 16% negative. For Harris they are 54%/9%.

Biden is the only one of these candidates with net positive numbers among Independent voters

It’s important to note that none of the Democratic candidates yet have a firmly entrenched image. Most voters don’t even have a strong opinion about former Vice President Biden.

Polling shows that Biden, Sanders, Harris, and Warren are the top four candidates in the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. They also lead the pack in terms of Social Media Support. While Biden has a wide lead in a crowded field, things look much different if the field narrows. Head-to-head match-ups among these leading candidates show there is no clear frontrunner.

Other candidates in the crowded Democratic field are even less well-known. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, for example, has received a tremendous amount of media coverage and social media support. However, he is viewed favorably by 25% of all voters and unfavorably by 22%. A majority (53%) have either never heard of him or don’t know enough to have an opinion. Even among Democratic voters, 51% don’t know who he is (40% of Democrats have a favorable opinion of him, 9% unfavorable.

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These results are based upon a pair on national surveys. The first survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted May 23-24, 2019. The second was on May 24-25, 2019. Both were conducted by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The Demographic profiles of the samples can be found here and here. Both surveys have a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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