The latest Monmouth University Poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden is still the front-runner among likely Democratic caucus-goers in Nevada while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren lands in second place, just ahead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
This is the first poll Monmouth University did of Silver State Democrats in the 2020 cycle that finds Warren has a particularly positive rating in Nevada compared to her standing elsewhere.
Health care tops the list of concerns for Democratic voters, but the poll finds that immigration is more of a factor for choosing a nominee in Nevada than it is in other early states.
In a field of 24 candidates, Biden holds a clear lead with 36 percent support among registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters who are likely to attend the February 2020 Nevada caucuses.
He is followed by Warren at 19 percent, Sanders at 13 percent, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 7 percent and California Sen. Kamala Harris at 6 percent.
Other candidates registering at least 1 percent in the poll are former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke at 2 percent; New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker at 2 percent; entrepreneur Andrew Yang at 2 percent; former cabinet secretary Julián Castro at 1 percent; Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at 1 percent; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar at 1 percent; and author Marianne Williamson at 1 percent. The remaining 12 candidates earn less than 1 percent or were not chosen by any respondents in the poll.
The top issues that Nevada Democrats are thinking about in choosing a presidential nominee are health care at 41 percent, followed by environmental concerns – with 17 percent for climate change and 7 percent for the environment in general, – immigration at 19 percent, and jobs at 17 percent.
Immigration and the combination of jobs and income inequality are more important issues for Nevada Democrats than they are in other early states polled by Monmouth.
The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone from June 6 to 11, 2019 with 370 Nevada voters who are likely to attend the Democratic presidential caucuses in February 2020, out of 1,333 registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters who were contacted for the poll.