For the week of September 20-27, 2019, former Vice President Joe Biden remains the Democrat’s frontrunner with support from 33% of “Definite” voters. Senator Elizabeth Warren is in second place with 19% followed by Senator Bernie Sanders at 15%.
Following the third round of Democratic debates, those three candidates also had the highest favorability ratings among the Democratic hopefuls.
Senator Kamala Harris remains in fourth with 6% of the vote. She is followed by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (5%), and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (3%). Senator Cory Booker and businessman Andrew Yang both attract 2% of the vote.
Nine percent (9%) are not sure how they will vote and nobody else attracts more than 1% of voters.
Following the last debate, Yang, Julian Castro, and Amy Klobuchar saw their net favorability ratings fall by double digits.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters at least somewhat support O’Rourke’s call for a mandatory buyback of all semi-automatic weapons. However, few believe that most gun owners would comply with the law if it were to pass.
As for the Democratic race, Sanders leads among voters under 35. However, Biden leads among all other age groups. Among those over 65, it’s Biden 42%, Warren 21%, and Sanders 5% (see full crosstab results).
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.
These results are based upon a survey of 1,840 Registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents who say they will “Definitely” vote in their state’s primary or caucus.
NOTE: Bill deBlasio was included in the survey prior to dropping out of the race.
ScottRasmussen.com conducts surveys on the Democratic presidential race every day and releases the results on a three-day rolling average basis weeknights at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Those updates measure immediate responses to events in the news and provide an early warning indicator for potential trends and developments.
However, daily tracking results are also subject to statistical noise due to a relatively small sample size. With that in mind, ScottRasmussen.com releases data each Saturday based upon a full week of interviews. This provides a more stable measure of the race and allows for more demographic analysis.
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This national survey was conducted September 13-20, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com 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.
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