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YouGov Poll: Half of Black Democratic Voters Back Biden

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By    |   Thursday, 13 June 2019 08:07 PM

Half of black Democratic primary voters say they support former Vice President Joe Biden, a new poll shows.

In the Economist/YouGov survey released Thursday, Biden garnered 50% percent of black Democratic voters, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pulled in 10%, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., had 7%. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke tied with 4% each.

A Economist/YouGov poll released last week showed Biden with 45% among those voters.

In other findings:

  • South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled in just 1% support among black voters; he had gotten 3% in the previous survey.

  • Warren had 22% of white voters' support; 18% picked Biden; Sanders took 13%.

  • Overall, Biden is the top choice for Democrats in the poll:
    • Biden 26% support.
    • Warren 16%.
    • Sanders at 12%.
    • Buttigieg 8%.
    • And Harris 6%.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is a runaway among back Democratic primary voters, garnering 50% of their vote in the latest Economist/YouGov poll.
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