WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden has a near double-digit lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders among Democratic primary and caucus voters, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Emerson Polling found that 33% of the respondents said they support Biden and 25% said they support Sanders (I-Vt.).
An Emerson poll released in mid-April showed Sanders ahead of Biden by five percentage points. Biden entered the race on April 25.
In Tuesday’s poll, 10% said they support Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and the same percentage said they support Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.).
Eight percent said they support South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Three percent said they support former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas).
Two percent said they support former HUD secretary and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. The same percentage said they support Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.).
The other candidates polled at 1% or below.
The survey included 429 primary voters and was carried out May 10-13. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.
The ever-growing Democratic field now includes 21 candidates.
An accompanying Emerson poll predicted that Biden, Sanders, O’Rourke, Warren and Harris would each defeat President Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup.
That survey included 1,006 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.