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 BidenChina eyes military base on Africa's Atlantic coast: report Biden orders flags be flown at half-staff through Dec. 9 to honor Dole Biden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package 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 SandersWTO faces renewed scrutiny amid omicron threat Overnight Health Care — Presented by March of Dimes — Abortion access for 65M women at stake Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan MORE (I-Vt.) at 20 percent and those expressing no opinion in third place with 12 percent.

Eleven percent named Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection MORE (D-Mass.) as their most-trusted on foreign policy, followed by former New York Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergBiden cannot allow his domestic fumbles to transfer to the world stage Jovanni Ortiz in talks for potential Harris job The economic challenges facing Jerome Powell and Joe Biden MORE and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Congress avoids shutdown Harris's office undergoes difficult reset The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden to announce increased measures for omicron 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.