Sanders is ahead of Biden in a national poll for the first time – while former vice president loses half of his African-American supporters
- Sen. Bernie Sanders has overtaken former vice president Joe Biden in a national survey
- A Quinnipiac survey that fell on the eve of the primary primary Hampshire, shows Sanders beating Biden with 8 points
- The poll also indicates that Biden may have more problems as his share of African-American voters now went from 51 percent in December to 27 percent
Sen. Bernie Sanders caught up with former vice president Joe Biden for the first time in a national survey, with less than 24 hours before the voters go to the polls in New Hampshire for the first primary 2020 of the Democrats.
A quinnipiac poll that fell Monday afternoon, it was found that 25 percent of democratic voters or independent voters who support Sanders’ democratic support, who won the popular vote in Iowa and are ready to win in New Hampshire – boosted by his neighbor status.
Biden is now in second place with 17 percent support, and he has lost a crucial ballot because the percentage of black voters who support his candidacy is 27 percent lower than the 51 percent Quinnipiac measured in December.
Former vice president Joe Biden was first bypassed in a national poll by Senator Bernie Sanders, after fourth place in the caucuses in Iowa. Earlier on Monday, Biden had pointed to his national lead to downplay the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday
Sen. Bernie Sanders now receives 25 percent support from democratic voters and independents who support democratically at national level. Monday’s survey marks the first time that the democratic socialist is at the top of a national poll
Biden is followed by the former New York City Michael Bloomberg with 15 percent.
Bloomberg has decided to skip the four early primary states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, and has not participated in the democratic debates, and has instead focused hundreds of millions of dollars of his wealth on television ads that President Trump touch.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, who came in third place in the Iowa caucuses, has 14 percent national support, while former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg – who won the highest percentage of Iowa caucuses – is nationwide at 10 percent.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who has risen to third place in some New Hampshire surveys – Biden bypassed – has 4 percent support in the new poll.
Bernie’s bump could not come at a worse time for Biden.
The former vice-president came in fourth place in Iowa and the Real Clear Politics polling average also put him in fourth place in New Hampshire with Klobuchar.
Biden’s trivialized Iowa and suggested that New Hampshire does not matter because he was still a leader in national polls.
“I see no decrease in national support, I still lead nationally,” he said on CBS Monday morning “This morning.”
The former vice president also said he expected better results as soon as voters were more diverse, pointing to the two other competitions held in February – the caucuses in Nevada and the primary school in South Carolina.
“Nothing will happen until we reach a place in the country where there is much more diversity,” said Biden. “And you know, you’re always behind the eighth ball when you’re running in New Hampshire and you have two people from neighboring states,” he added, meaning Sanders of Vermont and Warren of Massachusetts.
His deputy campaign leader Kate Bedingfield echoed the former vice president at a Bloomberg News event with reporters Monday morning and said she did not expect losses in Iowa and New Hampshire to affect his support with black voters.
“It goes back to the long relationship he has with the African-American community,” she said.
Biden has long claimed that he is the best chance for the Democrats to beat Trump.
He still wins that, with a hair.
Twenty-seven percent of respondents said that Biden complies with that law, while 24 percent chose Sanders. Another 17 percent chose Bloomberg, while 9 percent pointed to Buttigieg.