Democrats are largely undecided about who they will support in the 2020 primary, with former Vice President Joe Biden holding a small lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Key results from a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted from April 22-25:
- 13% of people who lean toward the Democratic Party said they would vote for Biden if the 2020 primary or caucus was held on the day they were surveyed, with 9% saying they would vote for Sanders.
- 17% of people who lean Democratic said they would vote for Biden (the question did not stipulate that the primary or caucus was being held that day), while 11% would vote for Sanders.
- 47% gave no opinion when asked who they would support if the primary or caucus were being held on the day of the survey. Another 3% said "no one/none of" the candidates, while 1% said "someone new."
- 47% of people who either vote Democratic or lean Democratic said having a Democratic candidate who holds "positions on the issues come closest to yours" is important to them. 39% said having a candidate "who seems most likely to defeat" President Donald Trump is more important.
There are nearly two Democratic candidates for president, with Biden joining the race this week after months of speculation and buildup.
Sanders finished second in the 2016 Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton.
The poll, which also included Democrats not declared as running, has an error of margin +/- 3.5-4 percentage points.
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