Biden solidifies support among Bernie, Warren voters in opposition against Trump

By Spencer Landis

Supporters of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have rallied their support for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in a united front against President Trump, according to polls conducted in six battleground states by The New York Times and Siena College.

When asked whether they would vote for Biden or Trump, 87 percent of Sanders supporters and 96 percent of Warren supporters indicated they would back the former vice president, according to the polls released Wednesday.

Among voters who said that Sanders was their top choice in the Democratic primaries, only 4 percent said they would vote for Trump, the Times reports. For Warren supporters, that figure was 0 percent.

These polls contrast the support Hillary Clinton garnered among Sanders voters in 2016. Only 74 percent of those who preferred Sanders voted for Clinton, while 12 percent voted for Trump, according to the Times.

These polls indicate varying levels of enthusiasm for Biden and the general election. Only 21 percent of Sanders supporters said they have a “very favorable” view of the former vice president, the Times reports. Only 47 percent said they were “very enthusiastic” about voting.

Among Warren supporters, those figures are higher at 40 percent and 75 percent, respectively.

Democrats’ fierce opposition to the president appears to be the main source of unity for Biden. 69 percent of Sanders supporters and 61 percent of Warren supporters said their vote is more a vote against Trump than a vote for Biden, according to the Times.

These polls came as Biden continues to show double-digit leads against Trump in national polls.

The Times previously noted that polls of registered voters overlook how the candidates are performing among likely voters in key battleground states, leading to fuzzy predictions of general election outcomes.

Clinton topped Trump in national polls by an upwards of 4.8 points in early July 2016, according to data from RealClearPolitics.

Trump secured 306 electoral votes to Clinton’s 232 votes in the 2016 election.

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4 thoughts on “Biden solidifies support among Bernie, Warren voters in opposition against Trump

  1. It appears that the primary difference between Sanders and Buden is Sanders is honest with the American folks in that he flat out states he’s a socialist while Biden tap dances and is totally dishonest as he has swing so far left it’s pitiful.

  2. DemocRATs, must really feel Biden is an anchor as they are trying
    an all in for a Progressive move, trying to get Socialist Sanders gaggle
    of fools to support him, Vermont should ” hang ” its head in shame for
    having him represent our state……Oh.yeah I almost forgot about Betty
    Warren and her entourage of clowns ….God Help Us !!

    So the choice, you can have a Constitutional Government or you can
    have a Socialist Agenda.??……

    Just think about what you have” worked for ” and what you’re about to lose,
    just watch the news and this is what you’ll be getting ……..chaos !!

    Wake up people, before it’s too late

    • Biden will NOT be the acting president if elected. he is a straw dog, a figurehead, unable to do the job.

      But that leaves a huge opening for the real powers to come forth and write orders for him,
      This could be the 3d term as president for Obama, or first term for Hilliary, and great input from Schumer, Pelosi,
      Ocasio, just a whole boat-load of power hungry progressives.

      Biden will wake up surprised every day – at what “he did” yesterday

      • Looked again!
        Two thirds, 2/3% of Sanders and Warren supporters will Also be voting Against Trump –
        rather than voting For Biden.

        Does that mean that now Warren and Sanders will be added to the cobol who will be the unelected,
        unaccountable Pretend Presidents if Biden gets more Votes than Trump?!

        Then can thinking honest Democrats vote for a candidate whom they do not respect as capable of Governing???

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