Ahead of Nevada, Front-Running Sanders Grows Support Among Hispanic Voters

February 19, 2020 at 5:00 am UTC

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the front-runner heading into Nevada’s Feb. 22 caucuses, with 28 percent of Democratic primary voters nationwide backing him, followed by 20 percent who support former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 19 percent opting for former Vice President Joe Biden.

As the party’s nominating contest turns toward the more diverse terrain of Nevada, which has a significant Latino population, Morning Consult polling finds Sanders gaining with Democratic primary voters who identify as Hispanic. He is the first choice for 42 percent of those voters, up 9 percentage points since the beginning of the year and up 8 points since before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. Those gains appear to be coming mostly at the expense of Biden, who is down to 14 percent from 23 percent in early January.

Morning Consult's latest results are based on 36,563 surveys with registered voters, including 15,974 surveys with Democratic primary voters, conducted Feb. 12-17, 2020.

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