Bernie Takes 19 Point Lead In Nevada
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) holds a 19-point lead in Nevada, the next state to vote in the 2020 presidential nominating contest, according to a poll released Monday.
Progressive pollster Data for Progress found the democratic socialist with 35 percent support Nevada ahead of its caucus on Saturday. Clumped behind him are Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden, with 16 percent, 15 percent and 14 percent support, respectively.
Sanders held an overwhelming advantage among voters under age 45, who backed him at 64 percent, and Hispanic voters, who supported him at 66 percent. No other candidate registered in the double digits for Hispanic support.
The independent senator also has the highest net favorability rate at 38 percent, with 68 percent having a favorable view of him and 30 percent unfavorable. Warren followed with a 35 percent net favorability rate.
Sanders won the New Hampshire primary last week and came in a close second to Buttigieg in Iowa the week before.
Nevada will be the most diverse state for the 2020 candidates so far, so a Sanders win would further solidify him as a front-runner.
The Data for Progress poll surveyed 766 likely caucusgoers from Feb. 12 to 15. The margin of error is 3.4 percentage points.
Author: Justine Coleman
Source: The Hill: Poll: Sanders holds 19-point lead in Nevada