- Reuters / Ipsos poll places Sanders with 20% national support, up 2 points
- Biden is almost tied with 19 percent
- Sanders figures suggest allegations of sexism have not harmed him
Since 2019 was about to appear, it looked like former Vice President Joe Biden, even though he was losing ground, managed to hold on as the front runner for the Democratic nomination. It didn't take long for Biden to shrink in the new year, as he appears to be slipping into second place in national polling stations.
A new survey conducted by Reuters / Ipsos shows that among registered Democrats and Independent Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Is narrow in line with Biden, 20 to 1
Despite the wind direction appearing to blow in favor of both Biden and Warren in the fall, Sanders' campaign has experienced a major resurgence in recent months. In the fourth quarter of 2019, Sanders announced to withdraw over $ 34 million in gifts, and surpassed peers. In comparison, Biden raised nearly $ 23 million, the second largest amount among Democratic candidates.
The new poll is particularly interesting on the heels of an apparent feud between Sanders and Warren, after the latter accused the Vermont senator of noting that a woman is unable to win the presidency. Although the case came to a head in several tense moments during last week's Democratic primary debate, it appears that allegations of sexism against Sanders do not harm him, even among women (15 percent support Sanders while 11 percent support Warren).
Swing voters will be the main prize, with one-third voters telling Reuters that they were unsure, while two-thirds of those who decided they could be persecuted to switch support to another candidate.
With the first round of primary voting to begin Feb. 3 in Iowa, the focus is less on the national election campaign and more on how candidates are performing in the first group of states for primary – often considered tempo rises for the rest of the states. According to the overall polling site RealClearPolitics, Biden and Sanders are currently fighting for the top spot in Iowa, while Sanders is out front in New Hampshire and California.