Tag: Polls and Public Opinion

In Iowa, the ‘Not Sanders’ Democrats Find Voters Torn

BETTENDORF, Iowa — As they streamed out of the ballroom following a Scott County fund-raising banquet Saturday night, one after the other Iowa Democrats admitted that they still had not decided whom to support just over a week before the state’s presidential caucuses. But by not mentioning his name as they rattled off their short […]

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As Virus Spreads, Chinese Social Media Fills With Something New: Anger

SHANGHAI — Recently, someone following the coronavirus crisis through China’s official news media would see lots of footage, often set to stirring music, praising the heroism and sacrifice of health workers marching off to stricken places. But someone following the crisis through social media would see something else entirely: vitriolic comments and mocking memes about […]

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Biden’s Iowa Problem: Our Poll Suggests His Voters Aren’t the Caucusing Type

ImageAn attendee signed in, and others waited, to see Joe Biden speak at a campaign event on Saturday in Ankeny, Iowa.Credit…Matt Rourke/Associated Press With one week to go until the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden finds himself in a seemingly unimaginable position: needing to mobilize older voters who are usually the most consistent voters. This helps […]

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Iowa Should Never Go First Again

The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary owe their first-in-the-nation status partly to circumstance. Decades ago, Iowa’s caucus was the initial step in a long, complex process that the state used to award delegates, which meant that the voting had to happen early in the year. New Hampshire was mostly trying to save money — […]

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Sanders Seizes Lead in Volatile Iowa Race, Times Poll Finds

DES MOINES — Senator Bernie Sanders has opened up a lead in Iowa just over a week before the Democratic caucuses, consolidating support from liberals and benefiting from divisions among more moderate presidential candidates who are clustered behind him, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll of likely caucusgoers. Mr. Sanders has gained six […]

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Latest Polls: 4 Reasons Anything Could Happen in Iowa

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. The Iowa presidential caucuses are usually a nail-biter. But with a sardine-packed field of Democratic candidates and the Senate’s impeachment trial cluttering some of their schedules, clarity this year is […]

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What Polling Tells Us About Bernie Sanders’s Chances

ImageSanders supporters before a campaign event in Des Moines on Monday.Credit…Shannon Stapleton/Reuters At this point in 2016, Bernie Sanders was competitive in Iowa but had no clear path to the nomination. Four years later, he finds himself in an enviable position: rising in the polls, enjoying the most resources, and facing few attacks from his […]

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Bernie Sanders Has Narrow Lead in New National Poll

A new national poll shows Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont with a lead in a national debate qualifying poll for the first time in the 2020 Democratic primary, while a second national survey conducted by a different pollster shows former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in front. The first poll, conducted by SSRS for […]

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Could Bernie Sanders Win It All?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Has Bernie Sanders been woefully underestimated? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists discuss his rise in 2020 polling, his spat with his rival progressive Elizabeth Warren and whether Sanders has been given short […]

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