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 BidenJill Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia Fill the Eastern District of Virginia  Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted 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 SandersSanders, Manchin escalate fight over .5T spending bill Sanders blames media for Americans not knowing details of Biden spending plan Briahna Joy Gray: Proposals favored by Black voters 'first at the chopping block' in spending talks MORE (I-Vt.) at 15 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMisguided recusal rules lock valuable leaders out of the Pentagon Biden's soft touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves MORE (D-Mass.) at 13 percent, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisDemocrats' reconciliation bill breaks Biden's middle class tax pledge We have a presidential leadership crisis — and it's only going to get worse Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' MORE (D-Calif.) at 12 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg hits back after parental leave criticism: 'Really strange' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations - US opens to vaccinated visitors as FDA panel discusses boosters Tucker Carlson mocks Buttigieg over paternity leave 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 TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money 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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