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Democratic Primaries

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Wed May 1, 2019, 08:59 AM May 2019


Former Vice President Joe Biden leads a long list of Democratic hopefuls seeking the 2020 presidential nomination less than a week after he announced his candidacy, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll of New Hampshire general election voters. A key factor for Democrats appears to be whether their nominee can prevail over President Donald Trump in 2020.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a relative newcomer to the national scene, is surging.

Of the 24 potential Democratic candidate choices presented in the poll, Biden was the choice of 20 percent of voters in his party, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Buttigieg (tied at 12 percent), Warren (8 percent), California Sen. Kamala Harris (6 percent), and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (tied at 3 percent), with the other candidates at less than 2 percent and 27 percent undecided.

“Despite the dauntingly large number of candidates potentially on the New Hampshire ballot, more than half of possible Democratic primary voters are split among just four names: Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg and Warren,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston. “It will be challenging for one of the lesser-known candidates to vault over Biden, two senators from neighboring states, and Buttigieg, the youthful alternative with great momentum, given their respective bases—even with more than one in four New Hampshire voters still undecided.”


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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