Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains an advantage of 11 percentage points over the rest of the candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential candidacy, according to a poll published today.
The opinion poll, conducted among 1,008 adults between June 28 and July 1, revealed Biden’s advantage even after an opaque performance of the former vice president in the first debate of Democratic candidates, last week in Miami.
The group surveyed included 460 Democratic and 397 independent voters who indicated their preference for the Democratic Party, and elected to the 22 candidates, 30% indicated their preference for Biden.
When asked for their preferences, with no names mentioned, Biden led the positions with 28%, an increase of 11 points over the same survey conducted in April.
With seven months to go before the caucuses and primary elections of the Democratic Party, the 76-year-old former vice president and ex-senator for the state of Delaware, with a four-decade political career, has the advantage of being known throughout the country.
In the poll, independent Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, 77, appears with 19% voting power backing, followed by California Senator Kamala Harris, with 13%, and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, with 12%.
A poll conducted after the CNN television debate found that Harris had moved up to second place with 17%, just five points behind Biden.
In turn, another survey conducted by the Quinnipiac University found that Harris, who in the debate had a strong confrontation with Biden, had 20% of sympathy, only 2 percentage points behind the former vice-president.
The RealClearPolitics poll today has Biden with 27.2% of voter preference, followed by Sanders with 14.8%; Harris with 14.7%, and Warren with 13.5%.
With 489 days to go before the presidential election, the Gallup poll shows that President Donald Trump, two and a half years after his arrival in the White House, has an approval rating of 41% while 54% of respondents disapprove of his management.
The survey commissioned by The Washington Post and ABC has a margin of error of 3.5 points.