By New York Post. Bernie Sanders is carrying a commanding double-digit lead over the other Democratic presidential contenders, according to a national poll released on Wednesday.
The Vermont senator garnered 32 percent of support from Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents — an increase of 8 percentage points from the same survey taken last month, the ABC News/Washington Post poll found.
His closest competition was former Vice President Joe Biden, whose support fell 11 points to 17 percent.
The disappointing results continue a nosedive for Biden, once the race’s overwhelming frontrunner.
In contrast to Biden, Mike Bloomberg’s good fortune continued as he gained 6 percentage points in the poll, coming in third place with 14 percent. (Read more from “Bernie Sanders Surges To A 15-point Lead Over Biden, Bloomberg” HERE)
Trump Edges Out All Top 2020 Democratic Candidates Except Sanders
By The Hill. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the only Democratic presidential contender to beat President Trump in a head-to-head match-up, according to a new Emerson College poll released Wednesday.
Sanders edges out Trump by a 51 percent-49 percent margin in the poll. Meanwhile, Trump leads former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg by 2 points. All those margins are within the poll’s margin of error of 2.7 percentage points.
Trump also leads former Vice President Joe Biden 52 percent-48 percent, an advantage outside the poll’s margin of error.
Support in the head-to-heads is sharply split along gender lines. Trump leads all five Democratic contenders by double digits among men, while every Democrat leads the president by double digits among women, except Biden, who has an 8-point edge.
The poll shows Trump with an above-water approval rating, with 48 percent of registered voters approving of the job he’s doing and 44 percent disapproving. His disapproval rate is the lowest it’s ever been in the Emerson College poll. (Read more from “Trump Edges Out All Top 2020 Democratic Candidates Except Sanders” HERE)