Democratic presidential applicant Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) waves as he arrives onstage for a campaign rally at Vic Mathias Shores Park on February 23, 2020 in Austin, Texas.
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Bernie Sanders holds a cozy direct in Tuesday’s Texas Democratic primary, a single of the most important troves of delegates up for grabs in the race for the 2020 presidential nomination, in accordance to an NBC Information/Marist poll produced Sunday.
The Vermont senator has the aid of 34% of possible Democratic primary voters in the Lone Star Point out, the survey discovered. He has a cozy cushion around previous Vice President Joe Biden, who 19% of respondents picked as their initial choice.
Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., abide by at fifteen% and ten%, respectively.
Here’s the place the total eight-man or woman industry stands in the Texas primary:
- Sanders: 34%
- Biden: 19%
- Bloomberg: fifteen%
- Warren: ten%
- Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg: 8%
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.: three%
- Billionaire activist Tom Steyer: 1% (Steyer dropped out of the race Saturday after the poll was taken)
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii: 1%
- Undecided: nine%
Contenders for the nomination have devoted significant time and assets to Texas, which will support to condition the delegate race. The point out will award 228 pledged national delegates, the second most of any point out voting Tuesday, after California’s 415.
Sanders, who prospects Biden in the delegate rely after the previous vice president’s win in the South Carolina primary Saturday, could require huge wins in equally California and Texas to accumulate the delegate majority necessary to win the nomination.
Equally states are exams of Sanders’ push to mobilize young Latino voters, a vital piece of his approach this yr.
The NBC/Marist poll also surveyed the general election in Texas, a switching point out that Democrats have put much more work into successful in new yrs. In a hypothetical matchup involving President Donald Trump and Sanders, 49% of registered voters opt for the incumbent, even though forty five% decide on the senator.
Trump prospects Biden by the same margin.
Critical Senate race
Texas will also enjoy host to a carefully viewed Senate race in November. Following previous Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s much better than envisioned challenge of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, Democrats have their eyes on GOP Sen. John Cornyn’s seat this yr.
M.J. Hegar, an Air Drive veteran and previous U.S. Residence applicant, prospects the Democratic Senate primary race with sixteen% of aid amid possible Democratic primary voters. Labor organizer Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez trails at nine%, followed by point out Sen. Royce West and nonprofit founder Annie Garcia at 8% and 7%, respectively.
If no applicant receives a majority of votes, the major two head to a Could runoff.
In a likely general election involving Cornyn and Hegar, the Republican incumbent prospects by a 49% to 41% margin amid registered voters.
The poll, taken Feb. 23 by way of Feb. 27, surveyed two,409 registered voters with a margin of mistake of moreover-or-minus two.5 share details. It polled 556 possible Democratic primary voters, with a margin of mistake of moreover-or-minus 5.three share details.