Our new CNN poll finds that Joe Biden continues to lead the Democratic nomination race among potential Democratic voters nationwide. He scores 26%. That’s within 2 points of where he’s averaged since September.
Biden leads Bernie Sanders (20%), Elizabeth Warren (16%), Pete Buttigieg (8%) and Michael Bloomberg (5%). They are all within a few points of their average CNN poll since September.
No other candidate reaches 5%.
Here are a few other takeaways from the poll:
- Sanders has the highest favorable rating among potential Democratic primary voters (74%), but among those 52% who like both Biden and him, Biden leads by 20 points.
- None of the Democrats have a positive net favorability rating among the general electorate, and Biden has seen the biggest drop since October.
- Although Sanders has the highest favorable rating among the general electorate, Biden’s electability case is somewhat boosted by having the highest favorable rating among Republican and independents who lean Republican.
- Buttigieg’s unfavorable rating among nonwhite potential Democratic primary voters has nearly doubled (from 12% to 22%) since October.
- Half the electorate (50%) say they are extremely enthusiastic about voting in 2020, which higher than in any poll taken by CNN.