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 BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden's defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader's killing had US training On The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks 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 SandersProtect women's right to choose how and when they work Senate braces for a nasty debt ceiling fight Schumer leaves door open for second vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal MORE (I-Vt.) at 20 percent and those expressing no opinion in third place with 12 percent.

Eleven percent named Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren: Canceling K in student debt could 'transform an entire generation' 10 books that take readers inside the lives of American leaders Schumer leaves door open for second vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal MORE (D-Mass.) as their most-trusted on foreign policy, followed by former New York Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWhy Democrats' .5 trillion reconciliation bill is a losing game Democrats must win big on health care to have a shot in the midterms Stacey Abrams PAC tops 0 million raised MORE and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - High-profile COVID-19 infections spark new worries Buttigieg says he'd go on space flight 'in a heartbeat' Biden signs sweeping order to bolster US competition, target big business MORE, both with 6 percent.


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.