A new Monmouth University Poll finds little has changed in the status of the Democratic presidential candidate contest.
Candidate support remains largely unchanged from January, including for New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who boasts 5 percent. Overall his rating has remained stable, going from +33 (44 percent-11 percent) to +31 (43 percent-12 percent).
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, has made some gains but he still holds onto only about half the voters who supported him in 2016. He also tallied 14 percent of those who stood with candidate Hilary Clinton in the last nomination contest.
Among a possible field of 23 announced and potential contenders, former Vice President Joe Biden currently has the support of 28 percent of Democratic voters, similar to his 29 percent support in January. Biden is closely followed by Sanders at 25 percent – up from 16 percent in January.
The remainder of Sanders’ past supporters are divided among Biden with 15 percent, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris with 8 percent, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 6 percent, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio with 4 percent, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar with 3 percent, Booker with 3 percent, and a number of other contenders.
Just under four-in-10 registered voters say that President Donald Trump should be reelected in 2020. A majority, 57 percent, say it is time to have someone new in the Oval Office. These results are identical to a Monmouth poll taken in January and also nearly identical to one taken in November.
The poll also asked registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents about their party’s nomination process.
The poll was conducted by telephone from March 1 to 4, 2019 with 746 registered voters in the United States.