Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE leads the Democratic field in a new national poll, followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), but all of the top-tier candidates had a slide in support.
Biden was supported by 19 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, while Sanders was supported by 14 percent in the Reuters–Ipsos survey published Thursday.
They were trailed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.), with 9 percent support, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D), with 6 percent, and former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEngel scrambles to fend off primary challenge from left It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned MORE, who made his debut in the poll with 4 percent.
The top four all saw a dip in support since the last Reuters–Ipsos poll. Biden’s support slipped by 2 points, Sanders’s support fell by 3 points, Warren’s support declined by 2 points and support for Buttigieg fell by 1 point.
Those numbers are also significantly lower than those in the RealClearPolitics national average of polls. In that average, Biden has 27.8 percent support, Sanders 15.6 percent, Warren 14.2 percent and Buttigieg comes in fourth at 11.4 percent.
Nearly one-third of those surveyed in the Reuters poll, 31 percent, said they still don’t know which candidate to support, the highest indecision level since the same poll in April.
Researchers surveyed 719 adults this week who identify as Democrats, independents and politically unaffiliated. It has a credibility interval of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The Iowa caucuses, the first 2020 primary contest, will be held in less than two months on Feb. 3.
More than a dozen people are vying for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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