Biden Viewed Favorably By 75% of Democrats, Warren by 67%, Sanders By 66%

Heading into the October debate among Democratic presidential hopefuls, former Vice President Joe Biden is viewed favorably by 75% of Registered Democrats nationwide. A national survey also found that 13% have a negative opinion of Biden giveing him a net rating of +62. That’s little changed from polling conducted both before and after the September debates.

Senator Elizabeth Warren is viewed favorably by 67% of Registered Democrats and unfavorably by 14% for a net rating of +53. That’s up a few points since the last debate.

Senator Bernie Sanders new numbers are 66% favorable and 22% unfavorable for a net rating of +44. That’s down nine points since our last post-debate survey and 14 points from our pre-debate survey.

Biden, Warren, and Sanders have consistently been the top three candidates in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. provides daily tracking updates on that race weekdays at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

Favorability ratings for other debate participants show little change. After missing the September debates, Tom Steyer and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will be on the stage this month. Both are currently unknown by a majority of Democratic voters at this time.

We will measure the ratings of these candidates again following the debate to see if there is any measurable impact.

Among all voters nationwide, Biden is viewed favorably by 47% and unfavorably by 36%.  Warren generates a positive reaction from 40% and negative reviews from 37% of all voters. Sanders is viewed positively by 45% positive and  negatively by 40%.  Other contenders are less well known and have slightly lower net ratings.

Among voters who Definitely plan to vote in their state’s Democratic caucus or primary, Biden earns favorable ratings from 77%, Warren from 70%, and Sanders from 67%.

See full crosstab results for this latest survey. You can compare them to results from the September 14-16 and September 10-11 surveys. releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please SIGN UP to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.

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The national survey of 1,00 Registered Voters was conducted October 12-13, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results from the full sample have +/- 3.1 percentage point Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence. The survey included 370 Registered Democrats. Results based upon that group alone have a +/- 5.1 percentage point Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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