Ahead of South Carolina and Super Tuesday, Sanders Leads Among Black Voters

February 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) bests former Vice President Joe Biden, 35 percent to 30 percent, among black primary voters. The Vermonter is the clear front-runner among black primary voters younger than 45, driven by his majority support among those ages 18-29. Although Biden has a plurality of support among black voters older than 45, nearly a quarter of that group breaks for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Sanders, Biden and Bloomberg are the only candidates garnering significant backing from black voters, while others - such as former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg of Indiana and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota - have failed to grow their support with the key Democratic constituency after solid performances in the comparatively white states of Iowa and New Hampshire at the beginning of the primary season.

Our latest results are based on 30,583 surveys with registered voters, including 13,428 surveys with Democratic primary voters, conducted Feb. 23-27, 2020.

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