Washington, DC, February 10, 2020 — The latest Reuters/Ipsos Democratic Primary Tracker shows that Former Vice President Joe Biden is losing ground in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. Biden receives just 17% of the vote share among Democratic and independent registered voters, falling second place to Senator Bernie Sanders (20%). Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gained momentum with 15% of the vote share, crowding out Senator Elizabeth Warren (11%) for the third place spot among Democratic and independent registered voters. Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg receives 8% of the vote share following his performance in the Iowa caucuses.
Among Democratic registered voters, Biden (21%) and Sanders (21%) are in a dead heat for first place, while Bloomberg (16%) has just surpassed Warren (13%). Buttigieg also receives 8% of the vote share among Democratic registered voters.
Perceptions around electability have also shifted since the Iowa caucuses. When asked who is most likely to beat President Trump, 26% of Democratic registered voters say it is Biden, down 11 points since last week (37%). Sanders (25%) and Bloomberg (16%) are seen as the next most viable candidates to compete against President Trump in the general election (up 7 points and 2 points from last week, respectively).
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About the Study
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between February 7-10, 2020 on behalf of Thomson Reuters. For this survey, a sample of 1,116 Americans age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. The sample includes 952 registered voters, 436 Democratic registered voters, 396 Republican registered voters, and 83 independent 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 ± 3.6 percentage points for registered voters, ± 5.4 percentage points for Democratic registered voters, ± 5.6 percentage points for Republican registered voters, and ± 12.3 percentage points for independent registered voters.
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