Biden holds big lead nationally, but 77 percent 'likely to change their minds'

Biden holds big lead nationally, but 77 percent 'likely to change their minds'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDonald Trump Jr. to self-publish book 'Liberal Privilege' before GOP convention Tom Price: Here's how we can obtain more affordable care The Memo: Democrats feel rising tide in Florida MORE has a two-to-one advantage over the next closest Democratic presidential contender in a new poll, but more than three-quarters of likely primary voters say they could still change their minds.

The national survey from Park Strategies finds Biden at 32 percent support, followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins Louisiana primary Oh, Canada: Should the US emulate Canada's National Health Service? Trump glosses over virus surge during Florida trip MORE (I-Vt.) at 15 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTrump defends Roger Stone move: He was target of 'Witch Hunt' Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Pharma pricing is a problem, but antitrust isn't the (only) solution MORE (D-Mass.) at 13 percent, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok Senators raise concerns over Facebook's civil rights audit Biden's marijuana plan is out of step with public opinion MORE (D-Calif.) at 12 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden campaign hires top cybersecurity officials to defend against threats Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street Buttigieg's new book, 'Trust,' slated for October release MORE (D) at 7 percent. No other candidate has more than 2 percent support.


While Biden has a big lead at the moment, his support appears to be soft. Seventy-seven percent of likely Democratic voters said they could still change their minds, pollsters found.

“Voters may be ‘dating’ Joe Biden, but they have not ‘married’ him,” said Chris Kofinis, a Democratic pollster and founder of Park Strategies. “While he enjoys a clear lead, there are simply too many Democratic voters open to changing their minds. Whether in the upcoming debates, or other events, it is clear that the Democratic race could change dramatically in the coming weeks.”

The survey found Democrats are frustrated by the huge field of 24 contenders, with 67 percent saying that too many people are running and 50 percent saying the number of candidates makes it harder to determine who is best suited to defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' MORE.

Biden has the advantage at the moment, however, as most Democrats view him as the candidate with the best shot at winning the general election.

Eighty percent said Biden could definitely or probably beat Trump, followed by Sanders at 69 percent and Harris and Warren at 62 percent each. After that, confidence in the candidates falls dramatically, with Buttigieg coming in next at 42 percent.

Democrats surveyed said they view Trump as “the most serious policy problem or issue” facing the nation at the moment, followed by affordable health care, climate change and protecting abortion rights.

Investigating and impeaching Trump fell near the bottom of the list of Democratic priorities.

The Park Strategies survey of 600 Democrats was conducted from May 24 to June 4 and has a 4 percentage point margin of error.

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