A Morning Consult Poll has very different results…
In this poll Biden leads Sanders by a comfortable 8% points. for the Democratic nomination…
There is little change in the numbers for the two …
In my Emerson poll piece I list some negatives for Biden….
They do NOT appear to matter in this poll’s numbers….
Kamala Harris comes in third, with Beto O’Rourke fourth….
Another poll confirming this Consult poll would clearly make the Emerson poll an outlier….
This poll also mirrors the Real Clear Politics rolling averages for the Democratic nomination field…
The Morning Consult survey finds Biden with 31 percent support, followed by Sanders at 23 percent. There has been little change from the same poll conducted last month, which found Biden with a 33 percent to 25 percent lead.
An Emerson University survey released on Monday found Sanders with a 5-point lead over Biden, but every other recent poll has the former vice president in the top spot.
No other candidate reached double-digit support in the Morning Consult survey.
Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) is in third place with 9 percent support, followed by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas) at 8 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is tied with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 7 percent support.
Buttigieg has seen the biggest gain in the 2020 Democratic field, rising from 3 percent support in the same poll from late March.
There is a lot of room for Buttigieg to grow, as 44 percent of Democratic voters have never heard of him and 18 percent haven’t formed an opinion on him yet.
But Biden and Sanders are the clear frontrunners, with two-thirds of Democratic voters viewing them favorably, according to the poll. No other candidates come close in terms of name recognition or net favorability rating….
The Consult poll above has margin of error of only 1% point and has a sample of 12,550….
It’s more likely to be on point then the Emerson one statistically….
Of course the Emerson poll is the lead across the political spectrum this morning….