Our new CNN poll of potential Democratic voters nationwide shows that Joe Biden is the No. 1 choice for the Democratic presidential nomination, with 34% of voters backing him. That’s up significantly from 24% last month.
Biden leads Elizabeth Warren (19%), Bernie Sanders (16%), Pete Buttigieg (6%), Kamala Harris (6%), Amy Klobuchar (3%) and Beto O’Rourke (3%). No one else is above 3%.
Here are a few other takeaways from the poll:
- Biden, Warren, Sanders and Buttigieg all lead President Donald Trump in potential 2020 general election matchups by anywhere from 6 to 10 points.
- Trump’s trailing all the tested potential Democratic nominees by at least 82 points among those who hold an unfavorable view of him, which matches the pattern seen in 2018 (when Democrats took back the House) much more so than 2016 (when Trump won the presidency)
- Biden and Sanders do their best in the primary among voters who say they are certain of their vote choice, while Warren voters are much more likely to say they may change their mind
- Klobuchar’s 3% in the primary brings her within one poll of qualifying for the November debate stage
- The percentage of potential Democratic primary voters who say they would be enthusiastic if Biden, Sanders or Warren were the nominee is about the same, if not a little bit better, than the percentage of Democrats who said they’d be enthusiastic if one of the leading Democratic contenders became the nominee at this point in the 2008 and 2016 cycles