Bernie Sanders leading the national polls

Senator Bernie Sanders is now leading Democratic candidate

Joe Biden is narrowly behind

Senator Bernie Sanders has taken over former US vice president Joe Biden as the leading Democratic candidate nationally revealed by CNN poll. CNN conducted this poll between January 16 and 19.  Joe Biden was the leading candidate in the previous polls. Senator Bernie Sanders has taken the lead for the first time.

 Bernie Sanders has gained 7 points since the last CNN poll on the race in December. Since that survey, the Vermont senator has also made gains in early-state polling, including CNN's survey with the Des Moines Register in Iowa, where the first caucuses of the cycle will be held in less than two weeks.
Bernie Sanders has made gains nearly across the board, clearly pulling away from Warren among liberals (33% back Sanders, while 19% support Warren in the new poll), a group where the two had been running closely through much of the fall. He has also pulled about even with Biden among voters of color (30% for Sanders, 27% for Biden).

27% Democratic or Democratic leaning independent voters now supporting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders while 24% are supporting Joe Biden according to CNN poll. Both are leading the rest of the candidates including Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg with a wide margin. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren now has support of 14% voters while former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg enjoying 11%.

It’s not good news for the Democratic Party establishment. The right wing Party establishment is worried about the sudden surge in the popularity of Bernie Sanders. The party leadership desperately wants to see him defeated in the primaries. It wants Joe Biden as the Democratic Party candidate for the presidential elections 2020.
Sanders is also most often seen as the candidate who agrees with voters on the issues that matter most to them (30% say that's Sanders compared with 20% for Biden, 15% for Warren and 10% for Buttigieg), and as the candidate who best understands the problems facing people like you (29% name Sanders as best on that measure, 18% Biden, 17% Warren and 9% Buttigieg).

Bernie Sanders is the only leading candidate which still has enthusiastic support among the Democrat voters.  still As the campaign has taken a more negative turn, Democratic voters remain about as enthusiastic about a potential Sanders nomination as they were earlier this fall (38% say they would be enthusiastic should he win the nomination, on par with the 39% who felt that way in October), while his chief rivals have seen enthusiasm waning (enthusiasm for a Biden nomination has dipped 9 points to 34%; for Warren, it's fallen 12 points to 29%).

Khalid Bhatti 

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