Sanders, Biden lead Democratic field in New Mexico: poll

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE are leading the 2020 Democratic primary field in New Mexico, a new poll shows. 

Sanders has 28 percent support among Democratic primary voters in the late voting state, according to the Emerson College survey released Tuesday, with Biden closely trailing him at 27 percent.  

Andrew YangAndrew YangGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality Andrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis MORE edges out some of the top-tier candidates in most national and early voting state polls for third place in New Mexico at 10 percent support. The tech entrepreneur is the only other candidate to receive double-digit support in the poll. 


Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE trail Yang closely at 8 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

No other candidate received more than 3 percent support, and 10 percent of polled voters chose “someone else” in the Emerson survey. 

New Mexico’s June 2 primary is among the nation’s last voting contests. It falls just a little more than a month before the Democratic convention, and the makeup of the primary field is likely to be smaller than it will be in next month’s early nominating contests. 

The Emerson poll also found President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE trailing Sanders, Buttigieg, Biden and Warren in a hypothetical matchup in New Mexico. Sanders had the biggest lead over Trump in New Mexico: 18 points. Buttigieg led the president by 10 points and Warren and Biden each led by 8 points. 

The poll did not list other candidates against Trump. The Hill reached out to pollsters for polling on other candidates or to receive the methodology behind choosing which candidates were polled against Trump in a head-to-head matchup. 

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The poll was conducted between Jan. 3 and 6. Pollsters surveyed 447 Democratic primary voters for the poll on the primary race, and surveyed 967 registered voters for the head-to-head general election poll. Those primary race results have a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.  The margin of error for the head-to-head matchups is 3.1 percentage points.

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