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Updated Data 08/19/2019
Political Intelligence
The State of the Democratic Primary

On a daily basis, Morning Consult is surveying over 5,000 registered voters across the United States on the 2020 presidential election. Every Monday, we’ll update this page with the latest survey data, offering an in-depth guide to how the race for the Democratic nomination is shaping up. 

 

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Who’s Leading Now

The figures are broken out among Democratic primary voters nationwide and in early primary states, which includes just voters who live in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Nevada. The latest results are based on 17,115 survey interviews conducted between August 12-18, 2019.

1
Joe Biden Former Vice President
31%
2
Bernie Sanders U.S. Senator
20%
3
Elizabeth Warren U.S. Senator
15%
4
Kamala Harris U.S. Senator
9%
5
Pete Buttigieg Mayor
5%
6
Cory Booker U.S. Senator
3%
Beto O'Rourke Former U.S. Representative
3%
Andrew Yang Business Person
3%
9
Steve Bullock Governor
1%
Julian Castro Former Secretary, HUD
1%
John Delaney Former U.S. Representative
1%
Tulsi Gabbard U.S. Representative
1%
Kirsten Gillibrand U.S. Senator
1%
Amy Klobuchar U.S. Senator
1%
Tim Ryan U.S. Representative
1%
Tom Steyer Business Person
1%
Marianne Williamson Activist & Author
1%
18
Michael Bennet U.S. Senator
0%
Bill de Blasio Mayor
0%
Jay Inslee Governor
0%
Seth Moulton U.S. Representative
0%
Someone else
2%
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Tracking The Field Over Time

Hover over or click each line to track how support for candidates has changed week to week.

Second Choices: Where Voters Could Migrate

After voters registered their first choice, they were asked a follow-up about who they would choose as a second option. The results below show where the supporters for a selection of leading candidates could go next. Hover over or click cards to see more.

Biden Supporters
Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senator
Biden Supporters
Second Choice Selections
Bernie Sanders
25%
Elizabeth Warren
20%
Kamala Harris
14%
Sanders Supporters
Joe Biden
Former Vice President
Sanders Supporters
Second Choice Selections
Joe Biden
31%
Elizabeth Warren
27%
Kamala Harris
7%
Warren Supporters
Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator
Warren Supporters
Second Choice Selections
Kamala Harris
23%
Bernie Sanders
20%
Joe Biden
18%
Harris Supporters
Elizabeth Warren
U.S. Senator
Harris Supporters
Second Choice Selections
Elizabeth Warren
28%
Joe Biden
22%
Bernie Sanders
13%
Buttigieg Supporters
Elizabeth Warren
U.S. Senator
Buttigieg Supporters
Second Choice Selections
Elizabeth Warren
22%
Joe Biden
20%
Kamala Harris
16%
Tracking Name Recognition and Favorability

Respondents were asked whether they had a favorable impression of each of the following, and also had the option of saying they hadn’t heard of that person or had no opinion about them.

Favorable
Heard Of, No Opinion
Never Heard Of
Unfavorable
Bernie Sanders U.S. Senator
73% 7% 1% 18%
Joe Biden Former Vice President
72% 7% 1% 20%
Elizabeth Warren U.S. Senator
62% 14% 9% 15%
Kamala Harris U.S. Senator
55% 14% 13% 18%
Beto O'Rourke Former U.S. Representative
50% 18% 17% 15%
Cory Booker U.S. Senator
49% 19% 18% 14%
Julian Castro Former Secretary, HUD
38% 26% 22% 15%
Pete Buttigieg Mayor
47% 18% 24% 11%
Kirsten Gillibrand U.S. Senator
36% 23% 24% 16%
Bill de Blasio Mayor
23% 27% 25% 25%
Tim Ryan U.S. Representative
23% 31% 29% 17%
Amy Klobuchar U.S. Senator
33% 24% 29% 14%
Andrew Yang Business Person
34% 24% 30% 11%
John Delaney Former U.S. Representative
18% 35% 32% 15%
Marianne Williamson Activist & Author
21% 22% 37% 21%
Tulsi Gabbard U.S. Representative
25% 22% 38% 15%
Steve Bullock Governor
19% 32% 38% 12%
Michael Bennet U.S. Senator
20% 29% 39% 12%
Tom Steyer Business Person
21% 23% 43% 12%
Jay Inslee Governor
19% 26% 45% 10%
Seth Moulton U.S. Representative
11% 26% 52% 11%
Methodology

About Morning Consult Political Intelligence

On a daily basis, Morning Consult surveys over 5,000 registered voters across the United States. Along with 2020 presidential election data, Political Intelligence tracks the approval ratings for all governors, senators, House members, the President, and more at the national, state and congressional district level.

Each week, we will release a report with the most important findings on the 2020 election. Sign-up to receive that report in your inbox here.

Results from the most recent update

This page was last updated on August 19, 2019.

Our Democratic Primary results are reported using 17,115 interviews with registered voters who indicate they may vote in the Democratic primary or caucus in their state. For those who say don’t know or no opinion, they are asked to pick a candidate they are leaning towards. Results are reported among first choice and those who lean towards a candidate. The interviews were collected from August 12-18, 2019 and have a margin of error of +/- 1%. The “Early Primary State Voters” demographic consists of 699 voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.

In the case of a tie, candidates are ordered alphabetically by last name.