Jan 26, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Biden maintains nationwide polling lead as Warren support falls

The 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls.

The 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

The latest ABC News/Washington Post national poll produced by Langer Research Associates has Joe Biden maintaining his lead with Bernie Sanders claiming second.

Why it matters: Nine days before the Iowa caucuses, Elizabeth Warren’s support among polled Democrats has declined from 21% to 11% since an ABC News/WashPost poll in October.

  • Mike Bloomberg and Andrew Yang have also pulled ahead of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar.

By the numbers: Nomination preference among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents:

  • Biden: 28%
  • Sanders: 24%
  • Warren: 11%
  • Bloomberg: 8%
  • Yang: 7%
  • Buttigieg: 5%
  • Klobuchar: 3%

Of note: 77% of polled Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said they’re satisfied with their choice of candidates. Only 24% said they are very satisfied.

  • Around half of leaned Democrats are very enthusiastic about their choice, while 53% said they’d consider supporting a different candidate.

Methodology: This poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone Jan. 20–23 among a random national sample of 1,004 adults. It has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points, including the design effect, for the full sample, and 6 points for the sample of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents.

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