Biden, Sanders top Democratic field in Iowa and Michigan

Biden, Sanders top Democratic field in Iowa and Michigan

Joe Biden, Photo by Doug Christian
Joe Biden, Photo by Doug Christian/TMN

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are leading Democrats’ 2020 field in Iowa and Michigan, according to two surveys.

In a CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll, the former vice president received 27 percent support among Iowa Democrats while the Independent senator from Vermont came in with 25 percent.

Bernie Sanders, Photo by Doug Christian
Bernie Sanders (Doug Christian/TMN)

With a 4.9 percent margin of error, the results place the two in a statistical tie.

An Emerson College poll released Monday shows Biden with a stronger lead in Michigan — with 40 percent of respondents naming him as their ideal candidate — and Sanders following at 23 percent.

The survey also found Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) breaking double digits at 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

Biden has not yet formally entered the race but holds a nationwide lead over Sanders at 29.3 vs. 19.8 percent, according to an average aggregated by Real Clear Politics.

The Iowa poll, released Saturday, was conducted between March 3-6 among 401 likely Democratic caucus-goers.

The Michigan poll was conducted among 743 registered voters between March 7-10. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

The Iowa caucus will be held on Feb. 3, 2020, and the Michigan primary takes place on March 10, 2020.

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