Biden most trusted among Democratic primary voters on foreign relations: poll

Biden most trusted among Democratic primary voters on foreign relations: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE is the most-trusted 2020 candidate on foreign policy by a margin of 12 points, according to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll.

Thirty-two percent of primary voters named Biden their most-trusted candidate on foreign policy, followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE (I-Vt.) at 20 percent and those expressing no opinion in third place with 12 percent.

Eleven percent named Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE (D-Mass.) as their most-trusted on foreign policy, followed by former New York Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergTrump slams Bloomberg over comments on man who shot Texas gunman Bloomberg: 'My story might have turned out very differently if I had been black' Sanders, Warren battle for progressive endorsements MORE and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina Sanders says gender 'still an obstacle' for female politicians Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders MORE, both with 6 percent.

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Sanders, however, was named the most-trusted candidate on several other issues, including health care, at 29 percent, the economy, at 23 percent, and climate change, at 24 percent. Respondents named Biden their most-trusted candidate on the national debt at 22 percent and immigration at 25 percent, with Sanders in second place for each issue.

The poll comes as Sanders highlights his opposition to the war in Iraq in 2002 in contrast with Biden’s support, as the U.S. killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani led to a flareup of tensions with Tehran, with a retaliatory attack by Iran on an Iraqi missile base housing U.S. troops briefly sparking fears of another war.

"It is appalling that after 18 years Joe Biden still refuses to admit he was dead wrong on the Iraq War, the worst foreign policy blunder in modern American history," Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser to the Sanders campaign, said in a statement late Saturday. "Unlike 23 of his Senate colleagues who got it right, Biden made explicitly clear that he was voting for war, and even after the war started, he boasted that he didn’t regret it."

Pollsters surveyed 801 Democratic primary voters from Jan. 10-12. The poll has a margin of error of three points.