December 16, 2019
Politics

Poll: Iowa Voters Split on Democratic Presidential Candidates

Iowa voters appear split on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, revealing that four candidates are within the margin of error.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are leading the primary field in Iowa, which is the first caucus state. They have 22 percent support apiece, respectively, said a CBS/YouGov poll released Sunday.

South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg had 21 percent support and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had 18 percent support, the poll showed.

The polls margin of error is 4.1 percentage points.

No other candidates had double-digit support. Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) were tied at 5 percent.

From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D-Minn.), Sen. Cory Booker, (D-N.J.), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris, (D-Calif.), entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto ORourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro are introduced for the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston on Sept. 12, 2019,. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

“There is concern among some Democrats that Sanders and Warrens policy stances are too liberal to enable either of them to beat Mr. Trump, although its voters currently not supporting these candidates who are more likely to hold that view. Overall, fewer think Buttigiegs and Bidens policy positions are too liberal to win. Most say their policy stances are about right for defeating Trump,” CBS wrote of the polls.

According to the poll, only about a third of Democrats said they have made up their minds about who to vote for.

Buttigieg, in the latest poll, surged the most.

Buttigieg experienced a similar boost in a CNN poll that was unveiled on Saturday, showing him in first place with 25 percent support in Iowa. He was leading Sanders and Biden by about 10 percentage points and Warren by 9 percentage points.

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