(Bloomberg) — Bernie Sanders, with 26% support, and Joe Biden, with 25%, are at the top of the Democratic pack in Iowa but the race is tight and fluid heading into the final week of campaigning for the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus, CBS News said Sunday.
In addition to hoping for a strong showing, candidates are in a battle for delegates, with Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren also in the hunt, according to results of the YouGov survey, which was conducted Jan. 16-23 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.
Biden, the former vice president, could get a boost from his status as the second choice of those backing Amy Klobuchar, polling at 7%, if they switch to him on caucus night, CBS said.
After months of candidate visits, events and television advertising only a little over a third of Iowa voters surveyed said they’ve “definitely” made up their minds. Sanders had the most solidly committed supporters, at 48%, the poll showed. That compared with Warren at 40% and Biden backers at just 27% committed. Warren picked up an endorsement Saturday from the Des Moines Register, the state’s largest newspaper.
Biden scored high marks on the question of being prepared to be commander in chief, at 84% among Iowa Democrats. Sanders outpaces the field on the measure of being seen as someone who “fights for people like you.”(Disclaimer: Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)
This post is part of Campaign Update, our live coverage from the 2020 campaign trail.
To contact the author of this story: Ros Krasny in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at email@example.com, Magan Sherzai
bloomberg.com” data-reactid=”26″>For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com
Subscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.” data-reactid=”27″>Subscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.
©2020 Bloomberg L.P.