Reuters/Ipsos Survey: 2020 Democratic Primary Tracker (02/26/2020)

Bernie Sanders remains the front runner ahead of the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday.

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  • Chris Jackson Senior 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, February 26, 2020 — The latest public opinion poll from Reuters/Ipsos shows that Senator Bernie Sanders continues to hold the lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in the week ahead of the Super Tuesday primary elections. Among Democratic registered voters, he holds 29% of the vote share, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden (17%), and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (16%). Senator Elizabeth Warren is up 3 points compared to last week with 12% of the vote share, and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds a similar proportion (11%), virtually unchanged from last week. These candidates are trailed farther behind by Senator Amy Klobuchar (4%), Tom Steyer (3%), and Tulsi Gabbard (1%).

When it comes to specific issues, among registered Democratic voters, Sanders is considered the best on most of the issues, including healthcare (35%), being a strong progressive (35%), his ability to beat Trump in the general election (29%), the environment (28%), the economy and jobs (26%) and immigration (23%). Sanders and Biden are now tied for being able to unify the Democratic party (22% for Sanders, 20% for Biden). Biden is considered to be best on national security (32%), and Buttigieg is ranked the most highly as a “new and different voice” (24%). While Bloomberg is not rated best on any of the issues considered, he follows Sanders in a close second on the economy and jobs (23%) and being most likely to beat President Trump (21%).

Read the full Reuters' story here.

About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between February 19-25, 2020 on behalf of Thomson Reuters. For this survey, a sample of 4,439 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. The sample includes 3,809 registered voters, 1,808 Democratic registered voters,1,565 Republican registered voters, and 334 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 ± 1.7 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 ± 1.8 percentage points for registered voters, ± 2.6 percentage points for Democratic registered voters, ± 2.8 percentage points for Republican registered voters, and ± 6.1 percentage points for independent registered voters.

 

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The author(s)

  • Chris Jackson Senior 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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