Bernie Sanders (24%), former Vice President Joe Biden (22%) and Elizabeth Warren (15%) lead the Democratic presidential field, according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll (PDF). Sanders’s support had doubled since the October poll. Michael Bloomberg (10%), Pete Buttigieg (7%) and Andrew Yang (6%), who has ended his campaign, are the only other candidates polling above 3%.
Looking at the general election, the poll produced some muddy results. A slight majority of respondents (52%) said they would not vote for President Trump, but Trump outpolled every single potential Democratic opponent. That contradiction likely arises from self-identified independent voters, 62% of whom would vote against the president but fewer of whom would vote for a specific Democrat.
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