Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a narrow lead over Joe Biden among Democrats nationally in the race to be their party’s 2020 presidential nominee, but Biden and Bernie Sanders are the candidates seen as most likely to be nominated.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds Bloomberg with 26% support when Likely Democratic Voters are asked which candidate would best represent the party and make the best candidate against President Trump in November. Biden is a close second at 22%. Sanders is next with 18% of the Democratic vote.
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has 12% support among his fellow Democrats, followed by Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (7%) and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (6%). Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
But when asked which of the candidates is most likely to actually win the nomination, 24% of Democrats pick Biden, while another 24% say Sanders. Twenty-one percent (21%) think Bloomberg is most likely to be the nominee. Eleven percent (11%) predict Buttigieg, followed by Klobuchar (5%) and Warren (3%). Two percent (2%) like someone else for the nomination, while 12% are not sure.