Support for Joe Biden slips in key state

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Morning Consult explained their methodology, saying: Our Democratic Primary results are reported using 17,012 interviews with registered voters who indicate they may vote in the Democratic primary or caucus in their state.

Mr Sanders, a USA senator, is the first choice for 16 percent of respondents, while Ms Warren, also a USA senator, and Mr Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, are at 15 percent and 14 percent, respectively. The California senator Kamala Harris was the only other candidate to poll above 5%, with half as much support as Buttigieg. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who becomes inauthentic when he tries to downplay his socialism. His lead appears to be driven chiefly by name recognition.

"The election is going to be determined, most likely, in the upper Midwest, in the same battleground states that Donald Trump won last time and shocked Hillary Clinton", Marshall told Salon.

Mr Sanders, who trails only Mr Biden in the polls, described a "well-intentioned" candidate pursuing "a middle-ground strategy that antagonises no one, that stands up to nobody and that changes nothing".

The president is expected to highlight his efforts to help farmers hurt financially from Chinese tariffs on USA agriculture products, measures that were imposed past year after Trump slapped levies on Chinese imports.

In fact, when key details of the polling conducted by Tony Fabrizio leaked, Trump reportedly asked aides to say that other data showed the president doing well in Rust Belt states.

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Bernie Sanders of Vermont, chastised Trump for using tariffs as a threat and operating a "trade policy based on tweets ". Immigration activists also have challenged the program in court, arguing that it violates migrants' legal rights.

"There's a lot more commitment than we normally see this early".

Iowa and New Hampshire, whose primary is February 11, will anoint true-blue front-runners early next year when they go to the polls, filling winning candidates' coffers with cash from bandwagon-jumping donors. There is also a wide gap by age on Medicare for All, with those under age 35 about 20 points more likely to prioritize it than their elders.

Therefore, it is not surprising that Biden's lead is more commanding in "national" polls than what one finds in Iowa. It put Biden way out ahead, with 33 percent support.

According to the poll, Sanders would beat Trump 51 per cent to 42, Harris 49 to 41, Warren 49 to 42 and both Buttigieg and Booker would win by 47 to 42 per cent. Biden may still be the frontrunner, but he has 23 reasons to watch his back.

Seventy-seven percent of respondents named access to affordable health care, making college affordable, and creating more good-paying jobs with benefits as among the most important priorities.