The race for the Democratic nomination can best be described as a roller coaster. Following the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary, some thought Joe Biden would be best served dropping. Then came Super Tuesday where Biden surged ahead of Sanders in delegate count.
And with the race now basically down to Biden and Sanders (Tulsi Gabbard too), Democrats have seemingly thrown their support behind the former Vice President. A new poll conducted by the Morning Consult showed Biden with a commanding 16% lead over Sanders nationally.
According to the survey, Biden came in at 54%, Sanders at 38% and Gabbard at 2% with 6% undecided.
NEW national poll from @MorningConsult:
Among 1,390 Dem primary voters; MoE +/- 3. Conducted Thursday after Warren suspended her campaign.
— Cameron Easley (@cameron_easley) March 6, 2020
MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki compared the results to a similar poll taken in 2016. “For comparison, Biden leads Sanders 54-38% in the new post-Super Tuesday Morning Consult poll,” he wrote. “In an NBC/WSJ poll at this same point in ’16 — days after Super Tuesday and before Michigan — Clinton led Sanders 53-44%. An ABC/WaPo poll at the same time had Clinton up 49-42%.”
For comparison, Biden leads Sanders 54-38% in the new post-Super Tuesday Morning Consult poll.
In an NBC/WSJ poll at this same point in '16 — days after Super Tuesday and before Michigan — Clinton led Sanders 53-44%. An ABC/WaPo poll at the same time had Clinton up 49-42%.
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) March 6, 2020
Another political pundit was willing to consider the possibility that the race between the two men was nearing the end. After a Florida poll showed Biden up by nearly 50 points, Dave Wasserman tweeted, “Folks…barring a seismic event, this race is pretty much over.” For emphasis to Cook Report pundit continued, “To be clear, yes I mean the entire primaries.”
To be clear, yes I mean the entire primaries.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) March 5, 2020
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