Former Vice President Joe Biden has maintained his strong polling performance in the latest polls from SurveyUSA and Franklin & Marshall College.
Biden topped his closest rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in major primary states like North Carolina, California and Pennsylvania.
- Biden: 36 percent in N.C., 25 percent in Calif, and 28 percent in Penn.
- Sanders: 15 percent in N.C., 18 percent in Calif., and 16 percent in Penn.
- Warren: 13 percent in N.C., 21 percent in Calif., and 21 percent in Penn.
A broader poll from YouGov and the Economist found that Biden is the first choice among the Democratic candidates, with Warren and Sanders scoring in the low-teens.
- Biden: 22 percent
- Warren: 16 percent
- Sanders: 13 percent
The poll also found that Biden has strong support among African-American voters, with 33 percent naming him their first choice compared to 13 percent to Warren and 10 percent for Sanders.
A New Hampshire poll found Biden with a slim lead over Sanders, whose been politically active in the neighboring state of Vermont for decades, and a Texas poll found Biden ahead of former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who nearly beat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz there in the 2018 midterm election.
SurveyUSA polled 2,113 likely Democratic voters in North Carolina and 528 in California from Aug. 1-5. Franklin & Marshall College contacted 627 registered voters in Pennsylvania from July 29 to Aug. 4, with a margin of error of 6 percentage points.
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