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Majority of Dem voters undecided on their candidate for 2020 primary

April 29, 2019

A recent poll released Sunday found over half of Democratic voters and Democratic-leaning independents are unsure of who they would vote for in next year’s Democratic primary.

The Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 54 percent of voters did not name a specific candidate for whom they would vote if the primaries “were being held today.” And 47 percent said they had “no opinion” on any of the candidates. Meanwhile, three percent weren’t in favor of “any of them.”

While no one held a commanding lead, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden was the front runner with 13 percent support, which was followed by Sen. Bernard Sanders with 9 percent, Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 5 percent, Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren with 4 percent and Beto O’Rourke at 3 percent. The rest received 1 percent or no support.

Democrats also care more about their personal beliefs rather than the goal of voting President Trump out of office, saying voting for a candidate who matches their “position on issues” is more important by 47 percent versus 39 percent saying they want a candidate that can out the president.

Currently, there are 20 high-profile presidential candidates in the race to challenge Mr. Trump in the 2020 election, with the first Iowa caucus being held on February 3rd, 2020.

The survey was conducted with 427 Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents between April 22nd to the 25th with a margin of error of plus or minus 5.5 percent