Majority of Democrats emphasize electability in 2020 candidate: poll

Majority of Democrats emphasize electability in 2020 candidate: poll
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A majority of voters who identify as Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they would want the party's nominee to be someone who has the best chance of defeating President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE rather than one who most closely aligns with them on the issues, a new poll has found. 

The Gallup survey released Tuesday found that 60 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners said they would prefer a candidate who has the best chance of beating Trump compared to 38 percent who said they would prefer a candidate who agrees with them on most issues they care about.  

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The survey also found that out of a series of top contenders, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Media organization fights Trump administration over Ukraine documents FOIA Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers MORE was perceived as having the best chance to beat the president. 

A total of 51 percent said Biden has the best chance to beat Trump, while 16 percent said Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Reject National Defense Authorization Act, save Yemen instead MORE (I-Vt.) has the best chance to beat him. Fifteen percent said the same of Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Krystal Ball rips Warren's 'passive-aggressive' swipes at rivals MORE (D-Mass.) and just 3 percent said the same of South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Krystal Ball rips Warren's 'passive-aggressive' swipes at rivals Buttigieg: I share a lot of the same values as people protesting my fundraisers MORE (D) 

The poll also found that half of Democrats and leaners prefer a moderate nominee, while 33 percent prefer a liberal one and 17 percent want a conservative nominee. 

Researchers surveyed 437 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents from Nov. 1-11. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percentage points.