Monday Update: Biden 34% Warren 20% Sanders 15%

NOTE: Updated on Monday, October 14 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

Next update on Tuesday, October 15 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

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The tracking poll update for October 14 shows former Vice President Joe Biden attracting 34% of the vote followed by Senator Elizabeth Warren at 20% and Senator Bernie Sanders at 15%.

Those top three candidates also have the highest favorability ratings among Democratic candidates.

These results are based upon interviews of Registered Democrat and Democratic leaning Independents who say they will “Definitely” vote in their state’s primary or caucus. The survey was conducted October 11-14.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Kamala Harris lead the second tier, each attracting 4% of the vote. Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke and businessman Andrew Yang both earn 3% of the vote. Senator Cory Booker is at 2% in this latest polling update. Ten percent (10%) are undecided and nobody else tops 1%. will release one more update on the race prior to tomorrow night’s Democratic debate. We will then continue tracking to see if there are any significant changes in the race. Following the first debate, Harris enjoyed a temporary bounce that quickly faded. There was little change of any kind following the second debate.

Healthcare and the economy have consistently remained the top two issues on the minds of voters all year. The latest national survey found that voters continue to trust Democrats more on healthcare and Republicans on the economy.

President Trump’s Job Approval rating fell to a nine-month low today.

The Democrats enjoy a 14-point edge on health care (38% to 24%) while Republicans have a nine-point advantage on the economy.

The table below show today’s results among definite voters compared with the FULL WEEK data from last week.


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In terms of  Social Media support, the ranking of Democratic candidates is far more fluid.

See crosstab results for today’s update.

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The daily updates of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination are based upon national surveys of 750 to 850 Registered Democrats and Democratic Leaning Independents who say they will Definitely vote.  The surveys are conducted by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys were conducted over three days prior to the release date (see Methodology). Results for the full sample have approximately a +/- 4 percentage point Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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