Poll: Bernie Sanders Up 19 Points in Nevada Caucus Race

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(Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont had a 19-point lead in a poll of 766 likely Nevada caucus voters that was conducted Feb. 11-15.

The Nevada caucus will take place on Saturday.

A previous poll of 413 likely Nevada caucus voters that was completed on Feb. 13 had shown Sanders with a 7-point lead.

In the six polls before these most two most recent ones—all of which were conducted before the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire primary—former Vice President Joe Biden had led in Nevada.

But, in the latest poll, Biden is in fourth place, behind Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

The new poll was conducted by “Data For Progress,” which describes itself as “a multidisciplinary group of experts using state-of-the-art techniques in data science to support progressive activists and causes.”

The Data For Progress poll asked the 766 likely Nevada caucus goers this question: “Thinking ahead, if the 2020 Democratic caucus for president were held tomorrow, and the following candidates were running, who would you vote for?”

Sanders got the support of 35 percent of the respondents; Warren was second with 16 percent; Buttigieg was third with 15 percent; Biden was fourth with 14 percent; Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer were tied for fifth with 10 percent and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard had 2 percent.

The poll had a margin of error of 3.4 points.

(Data For Progess poll results on Nevada caucuses vote.)

(Data For Progess poll results on Nevada caucuses vote.)

 

The Las Vegas Review-Journal conducted the second-most recent poll in Nevada, which surveyed 413 likely voters.

In this poll, respondents were asked: “If the Democratic caucuses for nomination for U.S. president were held today, for whom would you vote?”

Sanders led with 25 percent; Biden was second with 18 percent; Warren was third with 13 percent; Steyer was fourth with 11 percent; and Klobuchar and Buttigieg were tied for fifth with 10 percent.

The most recent poll in Nevada before that was conducted by USA today from Jan. 8-11—before the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary. In that poll of 500 likely voters, Biden narrowly led with 19 percent; Sanders was second with 18 percent; Warren was third with 11 percent; Buttigieg and Steyer were tied for fourth with 8 percent; Klobuchar had 4 percent and Gabbard had 1 percent.



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