Reuters/Ipsos Survey: 2020 Democratic Primary Tracker (1/17/2020)

Biden and Sanders tied for preferred Democratic presidential candidate

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  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Senior Account Manager, US, Public Affairs
  • Rachel Martin Senior Research Analyst, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC, January 17, 2020 – The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that among Democrats and independents, Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden are tied as the most preferred candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination with 19% and 18% of the vote share, respectively. They are followed by Senator Elizabeth Warren 10%, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (9%), and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg (6%). All other candidates receive 3 percent of the vote share or less.

If their preferred candidate were to drop out of the race, most Democrats and independents say they would lend their support to Biden or Sanders (18% each), followed closely by Warren (15%) and Bloomberg (12%).

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About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between January 15-16, 2020 on behalf of Thomson Reuters. For this survey, a sample of 1,113 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. The sample includes 488 Democrats, 432 Republicans, and 106 independents and 428 Democratic registered voters. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ± 3.3 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Americans been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error. The poll also has a credibility interval ± 5.1 percentage points for Democrats, ± 5.4 percentage points for Republicans, ± 10.9 percentage points for independents, and ± 5.4 percentage points for Democratic registered voters.

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The author(s)

  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Senior Account Manager, US, Public Affairs
  • Rachel Martin Senior Research Analyst, US, Public Affairs

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