WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are nearly tied among 2020 Iowa Democratic Caucus voters, according to a poll released Monday.
Emerson Polling found that 25 percent of respondents said they support Biden, who has not yet entered the race, and 24 percent said they support Sanders (I-Vt.).
Eleven percent said they support South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Ten percent said they support Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.). Nine percent said they support Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.). Two percent said they support Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.). The other candidates polled at one percent or below.
The sampling included 249 likely Caucus voters and was carried out Mar. 21-24. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.2 percentage points.
Recent national polls showed Sanders leading the 16-candidate field. Sanders falls to second place when Biden is considered.
A second Emerson poll released Monday showed that both Biden and Sanders would defeat President Donald Trump in Iowa if the general election were held today.
That sampling included 707 registered Iowa voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.