The build-up for the 2020 US elections is underway in America. While Donald Trump is set to run for the second time from the Republican Party, quite a few candidates are trying their luck from the Democratic party this time. Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Presidential nominee during the 2016 elections. With 23 significant candidates in fray this time, this is the largest field of presidential candidates for any political party in the post-reform era of American history. The Republican party held the previous record in 2016 elections with 17 major candidates. Some of the major candidates running for the nomination in 2020 US elections are Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States, Elizabeth Warren, U.S. senator from Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders, U.S. senator from Vermont, Kamala Harris, U.S. senator from California, etc.
Out of all the 23 primary candidates, Joe Biden is the most popular candidate among the primary voters from the beginning of the Democratic nomination race. As per the Fox News latest poll released August 15th, Biden still secures and cements his place at the top with 31 percent support from the primary voters making him distant from the others. Biden hasn't dropped any percentage points when compared to the poll released by Fox News in both March and August of 2019. The next three positions are occupied by - Elizabeth Warren with 20% of votes, Bernie Sanders with 10% of votes and Kamala Harris with 8% of votes. The most significant loss is for Bernie Sanders, who lost 13% of votes from 23% in March to 10% in August. Other insignificant percentages are shared between Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, and Andrew Yang stand at 3 percent each. Amy Klobuchar and Beto O'Rourke are each at 2 percent. Julian Castro, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tom Steyer, and Marianne Williamson each got 1 percent of votes.
Elizabeth Warren has gained on Sanders loss, she climbed to second place with a difference of 11% when compared to Joe Biden. When compared with Biden, Warren is behind among both men and women over the age of 45. Biden leads Elizabeth Warren by 11 points each in men and women, a total of 22 points. Among non-whites as well, Biden shows his strength leading by 19 points to Warren and 17 points to Sanders. Fox News has also conducted a poll on how the approach of the new President will be from the Democratic Party. Variables in this survey are "To build on Obama's legacy" and "Take a new approach."
Interestingly, Joe Biden received 42% support to build on Obama's legacy compared to 21% for taking a new approach. In the survey for 2020 Presidential Vote Preference, the top 4 of the democratic nominees had an edge on Donald Trump. Joe Biden in on top with unmatchable support of 50% compared to just 38% support for Trump. It's time for Joe Biden to capitalize on the support he received and build his election campaign onwards and upwards.
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