Poll: Biden leads Democratic field in Maine with Warren in second place

Poll: Biden leads Democratic field in Maine with Warren in second place
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Former Vice President holds the lead among voters in Maine’s Democratic presidential primary, according to a new poll.

In a survey from Gravis Marketing, Biden was supported by 25 percent of registered Democratic voters, while Sen. (D-Mass.) edged out Sen. (I-Vt.) to take second place, though the two are within the poll’s margin of error at 17 percent and 15 percent, respectively.

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The poll also found losing the state to much of the Democratic primary field, including Biden, Sanders, and Warren as well as other Democratic contenders including Sen. (Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor .

Sanders, Warren and Biden were the only three candidates to break double-digit support levels in the poll. Buttigieg came in fourth at 8 percent.

“It is important to note that Sen. Sanders won the Maine Democratic caucus in 2016,” Doug Kaplan, Gravis’s president, said in a press release accompanying the poll. “However, Maine is now moving over to a primary system for their 2020 Primary Election which will most certainly alter the electorate that will participate in choosing the Democratic Nomination.”

Maine Sen. (R) could possibly face a tough reelection fight, according to the poll, which found her leading her announced Democratic challenger by double digits but with even favorable and unfavorable ratings at 48 percent.

The poll surveyed 767 registered Maine voters including 243 registered Democratic primary voters on June 24. The overall margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, while the margin among Democratic voters is 6.3 percentage points.

Written by Alan Smith

Alan Smith

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