Our first national poll taken after Biden announced his bid has him well ahead of the Democratic field with 39% to his closest rival at 14% for Sanders. This represents a double-digit Biden bounce from our last poll. Other polls also indicate Biden's up since his announcement.
Here are a few other key takeaways from poll:
- Biden's advantage is being powered by the base of the Democratic Party (more moderate, non-college educated, nonwhite and older voters)
- Buttigieg is up from our last poll to 7%, but hasn't risen compared other more recent polls because he hasn't expanded beyond his wealthier, whiter, more liberal base
- Harris and O'Rourke has seen their numbers drop 7 points to ...