Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Registered Democrats and Democratic Leaning Independents would be satisfied or excited with Senator Elizabeth Warren as their party’s presidential nominee. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 76% say the same about former Vice President Joe Biden.
That’s a three-point gain for Warren compared to our July survey and it’s the first time anybody has topped Biden in this category. However, given the survey margin of error, the two leaders are essentially even. As the campaign was getting started, 85% expressed satisfaction with Biden as a potential nominee and nobody else was close.
At this point, 70% would be satisfied with Senator Bernie Sanders and 65% with Senator Kamala Harris. That reflects a five point decline for Sanders and a nine-point drop for Harris.
Seventy-seven percent (77%) of women would be satisfied or excited with Biden as the nominee. Seventy-five percent (75%) of women are that comfortable with both Warren and 65% with Harris (see crosstab results).
ScottRasmussen.com polls the Democratic race every day and Biden has been the clear frontrunner for months. Biden also has the highest favorability ratings of any Democratic hopeful. Social Media support has proven to be much more fluid.
Regardless of who they want to win, the new survey found that 52% expect Biden to be the nominee. Sixteen percent (16%) expect Sanders to win, 7% Warren, and 5% pick former Congressman Beto O’Rourke.
Sixty-three percent (63%) would be excited or satisfied with O’Rourke as the nominee. Fifty-nine percent (69%) say the same about South Bend May Pete Buttigieg.
Only 3% think Buttigieg or Harris will win the nomination.
Seventy-two percent (72%) of all voters nationwide believe former Vice President Joe Biden’s main policy positions are in the political mainstream. Forty-eight percent (48%) say Senator Elizabeth Warren’s views are in the mainstream and 47% say the same about the views of both Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Kamala Harris. Just 28% of voters are looking for a presidential candidate with mainstream views.
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The national survey of 440 Registered Democrats and Democratic Leaning Independents was conducted July 15-17, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results for the full sample have a 3.4 percentage point Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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