A new poll shows Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard leading California Senator Kamala Harris nationwide, as the top tiers remain otherwise stable although most voters could still change their minds about the 20 candidates competing for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Almost exactly one year before Election Day – and 96 days before the opening Iowa caucuses – former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg led the field of preferences expressed bu likely Democratic primary and caucus voters in the survey.
They were followed by Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Most likely voters say they could still change their minds, as about 20 candidates compete for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the national USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll.
There remains a split between voters who want someone best equipped to defeat incumbent President Donald Trump, who upset the establishment favorite in 2016, and voters who express a desire for a Democratic nominee who could change the
The revelation is noteworthy because Harris was at 15.2 percent average polling support at the height of her primary success before she gradually declined. In particular, Harris’ support took a significant dip after Gabbard called out her criminal justice record during the second Democratic presidential debate.
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