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Sanders, Biden lead Democratic field in New Mexico: poll

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden are leading the 2020 Democratic primary field in New Mexico, a new poll shows. 

Sanders has 28 percent support among Democratic primary voters in the late voting state, according to the Emerson College survey released Tuesday, with Biden closely trailing him at 27 percent.  

Andrew Yang edges out some of the top-tier candidates in most national and early voting state polls for third place in New Mexico at 10 percent support. The tech entrepreneur is the only other candidate to receive double-digit support in the poll. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg trail Yang closely at 8 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

No other candidate received more than 3 percent support, and 10 percent of polled voters chose “someone else” in the Emerson survey. 

New Mexico’s June 2 primary is among the nation’s last voting contests. It falls just a little more than a month before the Democratic convention, and the makeup of the primary field is likely to be smaller than it will be in next month’s early nominating contests. 

The Emerson poll also found President Trump trailing Sanders, Buttigieg, Biden and Warren in a hypothetical matchup in New Mexico. Sanders had the biggest lead over Trump in New Mexico: 18 points. Buttigieg led the president by 10 points and Warren and Biden each led by 8 points. 

The poll did not list other candidates against Trump. The Hill reached out to pollsters for polling on other candidates or to receive the methodology behind choosing which candidates were polled against Trump in a head-to-head matchup. 

The poll was conducted between Jan. 3 and 6. Pollsters surveyed 447 Democratic primary voters for the poll on the primary race, and surveyed 967 registered voters for the head-to-head general election poll. Those primary race results have a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.  The margin of error for the head-to-head matchups is 3.1 percentage points.

Tags 2020 Democratic primary Andrew Yang Bernie Sanders Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden New Mexico Pete Buttigieg

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