Monmouth National Poll: Biden Leads Sanders By 5 Points

The latest Monmouth University polling on the Democratic race for the 2020 presidential nomination shows former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the pack of contenders.

Biden leads with 26 percent support with Sanders statistically within the margin of error at 21 percent.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren trails Biden by nine points at 17 percent, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in single digits with 8 percent support.

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has already moved up to 5 percent support thanks to heavy campaign ad spending.

As I’ve said on The Randy Report before, I don’t put much stock into national polls because the race will be won in individual states. But I do find them to be interesting as a snapshot in time in gauging something of a ‘national mood.’

The current RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Biden averaging 28.6 percent nationally with Sanders (his nearest competitor) 11 points behind at 17 percent.