2020 Democratic main polls in Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina

Former vp and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden taks a selfie attendees throughout a marketing campaign occasion on June 11, 2019 in Davenport, Iowa.

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Two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have swarmed early 2020 main nominating states to construct help, however one candidate has constantly discovered himself forward of the pack.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has led or tied for the highest spot in each main ballot of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada to this point, in response to surveys tracked by RealClearPolitics.

The newest ballot got here Wednesday: Biden garners help from 36% of possible Nevada Democratic caucusgoers, adopted by 19% for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., 13% for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., 7% for South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and 6% for Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a Monmouth College survey discovered.

The consequence largely displays different polls within the 4 early nominating states. Biden and Sanders have loved a cushion over their rivals in a median of surveys in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. However Warren’s 19% of help in Nevada stands out, as a result of it ranks as simply her finest efficiency in an early-state ballot.

Sturdy showings within the 4 states cannot solely begin the method of racking up delegates but in addition assist candidates unlock donations and media protection that propel them to later success. Elements from marketing campaign technique to demographics or perhaps a candidate’s house state can result in drastically totally different outcomes throughout the primary 4 voting states.

Warren’s already-sprawling coverage platform — which broadly pertains to reining in large companies and boosting staff — “may be a good fit” for Nevada’s “highly unionized service sector workforce,” Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth College Polling Institute, stated in an announcement. However the senator is “nowhere near the top tier” amongst Latino and black voters, who make up a “significant part” of the Democratic base within the state, Murray added.

The Democratic discipline has spent essentially the most time to this point in Iowa, which is able to maintain the primary main nominating contest in February. Nineteen candidates spoke within the state Sunday on the Iowa Democratic Occasion Corridor of Fame dinner. Quite a few candidates have additionally made stops in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. On Friday, Harris will rally with putting McDonald’s staff in Las Vegas, whereas Buttigieg and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke will be a part of a McDonald’s picket line Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina.

Learn on to see how the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders have fared in early-state polling, in response to a RealClearPolitics common of early surveys. CNBC included the 10 candidates with the very best polling averages in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

In fact, the Iowa Democratic caucuses are nonetheless about eight months away. A lot may change within the race because the contests get nearer.


  1. Biden: 23.8%
  2. Sanders: 18.8%
  3. Buttigieg: 12%
  4. Warren: 9.3%
  5. Harris: 7.5%
  6. O’Rourke: 4.5%
  7. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.: 3.5%
  8. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.: 3%
  9. Former Rep. John Delaney: 1.3%
  10. Former Housing and City Growth Secretary Julian Castro: 1%

New Hampshire

  1. Biden: 28%
  2. Sanders: 15%
  3. Buttigieg: 10.5%
  4. Warren: 8%
  5. Harris: 6%
  6. O’Rourke: 2.5%
  7. Booker: 2.5%
  8. Klobuchar: 1.5%
  9. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang: 1%
  10. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio: 0.5%

South Carolina

  1. Biden: 41.5%
  2. Sanders: 18%
  3. Harris: 9.5%
  4. Warren: 6.5%
  5. Booker: 5%
  6. Buttigieg: 4%
  7. O’Rourke: 3.5%
  8. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.: 1.5%
  9. Klobuchar: 1%
  10. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hello.: 1%


  1. Biden: 31%
  2. Sanders: 18%
  3. Warren: 14.5%
  4. Harris: 7.5%
  5. Buttigieg: 6%
  6. O’Rourke: 6%
  7. Yang: 2.5%
  8. Booker: 2%
  9. Klobuchar: 1.5%
  10. Gabbard: 1.5%

Early polls additionally give perception into what Democratic voters need in a candidate. Monmouth polls discover Democrats overwhelmingly select well being care as their high problem: 51%, 41% and 41% of respondents listed well being care as their predominant concern in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada surveys, respectively.

In all three states, Democrats listed local weather change and the atmosphere as their subsequent most essential problem.

Wednesday’s Monmouth College phone ballot consists of responses from 370 possible Nevada Democratic caucusgoers with a margin of error of plus or minus 5.1 share factors.

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