Poll: Sanders has a strong lead among young likely Democratic voters

Poll: Sanders has a strong lead among young likely Democratic voters

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CAPITOL HILL – Sen. Bernie Sanders has a strong lead among young likely Democratic presidential primary voters, according to a poll released Monday.

The Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics poll found that 31 percent of the respondents said they support Sanders (I-Vt.), who is 77.

Twenty-percent said they support former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not yet entered the race and is 76.

Ten percent said they support former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas), who is 46.

Five percent said they support Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.), who is 54. Four percent said they support Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), who is 69. Three percent said they support Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), who is 49. The other candidates polled at 2 percent or below.

The survey included 3,022 respondents ages 18-29 and was carried out Mar. 8-20. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.64 percentage points.

Recent polls showed Sanders leading the 16-candidate field. Biden leads when potential candidates are considered.

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