Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at the Oct. 15 Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A clear top tier is emerging in the 2020 Democratic race — but the likely eventual nominee is far from certain, an ABC News/Washington Post poll published early Sunday shows.
Why it matters: Per the Washington Post, the race is "competitive and fluid less than 100 days before the Iowa caucuses, with a stable trio of leading candidates" — the frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden (27%); Sen. Elizabeth Warren (21% ); Sen. Bernie Sanders (19%); and fourth-placed South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (9%) breaking away from other single-digit rivals.
- About half of Democrats polled who support a candidate say they’d consider another one.
- "The poll notes that "younger adults, who are among Sanders’ strongest supporters, are most apt to think he’s in good enough health to serve — six in 10 18- to 39-year-olds say so. Just 40 percent of those age 40 and older agree."
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