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Bernie Sanders Ties for First in New Poll, Back in Second Place in National Poll Average

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tied for first place in a new national poll and is back in second in the average of national polls, above Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by nearly one percent.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sanders tied with 27 percent each in a newly released Emerson University poll, with Warren in third with 20 percent. That was a boost of 2 percent for Sanders since Emersons October poll; Warren was down one point.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg had 7 percent, entrepreneur Andrew Yang had 4 percent, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) had 3 percent.

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who just joined the race, garnered just one percent, similar to former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who also recently joined.

Spencer Kimball, director of Emerson polling, said in a statement that “the only angle and hope candidates like Bloomberg or Patrick have for the nomination is a brokered convention, and while unlikely, the elimination of Super Delegates in 2020 makes it more possible though it hasnt happened since 1952 for either party.”

Emerson polled 468 Democratic voters and that portion of the survey had a margin of error of 4.6 percent.

“Biden and Sanders continue to hold their bases, which should concern Warren, as she has waited for one of the front runners to slip these past few months—yet, their support seems to be crystalizing,” Kimball stated.

Democratic presidential candidate former vice President Joe Biden speaks to the audience during a town hall in Greenwood, South Carolina, on Nov. 21, 2019. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks at a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 21, 2019. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Asked if theyd support the Democratic nominee for president even if that nominee wasnt their first choice in the primaries, just 61 percent of Sanders supporters said they were very likely to do so, compared to 77 percent of Biden supporters, 80 percent of Warren supporters, and 93 percent of Buttigiegs supporters.

Biden has been the frontrunner in national polls for months but Warren overtook Sanders for second place in most polls in July. Her polling has trended down since early October whileRead More – Source

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