Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the field of Democratic presidential candidates among Democratic voters in New York state, according to a Siena College poll released Tuesday.
The poll found that 22 percent of the state’s Democrats want Biden to be the eventual nominee to go against President Donald Trump in 2020. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren follows closely at 17 percent and Sen. Bernie Sanders stands at 15 percent.
Sen. Kamala Harris has the support of 4 percent and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg received 3 percent.
None of the other presidential hopefuls topped 1 percent, the poll found.
“Although Biden, Warren and Sanders are leading the pack among New York Democrats, more than one-third of those Democrats – more than support frontrunner Joe Biden – are still undecided,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said. “We’re still more than four months until Iowa and New Hampshire Democrats vote, and seven months until New York Democrats weigh in on the Democratic presidential nomination.
The poll also found that Biden leads with men and women, with white and black voters, and with voters 35 and older. Regionally, he also leads in both New York City and upstate.
Sen. Warren leads with downstate suburbs and Latino voters, while Sen. Sanders is the strong choice of voters under 35.
President Trump has a negative 32-64 percent favorability rating, down from 35-62 percent in August.