Bernie Sanders remains a double-edged lead over his nearest Democratic rival in Texas, although he is tied to Joe Biden at North Carolina, according to a set of NBC News/Marist polls of both of these key Super Tuesday countries taken before Biden’s convincing victory in South Carolina.
In Texas, that will award a total of 228 vowed delegates from the Democratic competition on March 3, Sanders gets the aid of 34 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, and Biden earns 19 percent.
They are followed closely by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 15 percent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in 10 percent, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 8 percent and Sen. Amy Klobuchar at 3%.
Back in North Carolina, that will award 110 delegates on precisely the same day, Sanders receives support from 26 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Biden gets 24 percent — well over the survey’s margin of error.
Bloomberg reaches 15 percent at the Tar Heel State, Warren reaches 11 percent, Buttigieg is currently at 7 percent and Klobuchar is currently at 5%.
“North Carolina is a tossup between Sanders and Biden for Super Tuesday,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, that ran these polls for NBC News.
Nevertheless, in regards to Texas, Miringoff adds, “Sanders is placed to take the nation, although almost one in four likely voters remains on the fence”
The surveys were conducted Feb. 23-27, before Biden’s lopsided victory Saturday at the South Carolina primary.
A total of 14 countries — such as Texas, North Carolina, California, and Virginia — will maintain their Democratic primaries on March 3, devoting more than 1,300 pledged delegates, about 34% of all of the pledged delegates up for grabs in the whole Democratic presidential race.
Underneath the Democratic Party’s delegate-allocation principles, a candidate that does not get at least 15 percent — statewide and at congressional or state Senate districts (such as Texas) — does not qualify for delegates to carry into the Democratic conference in Milwaukee.
Like in previous primaries and polling, Sanders overperforms at both of these countries among likely Democratic primary voters under the age of 45, self-described progressives, and Latinos.
Biden, meanwhile, does the finest one of likely Democratic primary voters over 45, self-described moderates, and African Americans.
Sizing up the overall election in North Carolina and Texas
Both Sanders (48 percent to 46 percent) and Biden (49 percent to 45 percent) direct Trump in hypothetical general election matchups among registered voters, although both outcomes have been within the margin of error.
And Democrats like a 4-point benefit in congressional taste in North Carolina, with 46 percent of Republicans visiting a Democratic-controlled Congress because the consequence from November’s elections, also with 42 percent desiring Republicans accountable for
In Texas, 49 percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s job, while 44 percent disapprove.
Trump narrowly contributes equally Sanders and Biden at the specific same margin (49 percent to 45 percent) at a hypothetical general election at the Lone Star State.
And Republicans maintain a 6-point lead to congressional preference from the country, 48 percent to 42 percent.
In North Carolina’s Democratic Senate primary for the opportunity to confront Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in the autumn, former state Sen. Cal Cunningham gets assistance from 51 percent of likely Dem primary voters, while state Sen. Erica Smith earns 18 percent.
And in Texas’s Democratic Senate primary for the right to challenge Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, former 2018 congressional nominee MJ Hegar understands the capital of 16 percent of likely primary voters, community secretary Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez gets 9 percentage and state Sen. Royce West has 8 percent.
No additional candidate gets over 7% from the survey.
The Very Best 2 candidates progress to a May 26 runoff if no candidate gets more than 50% in the March 3 main.
And at a general election competition, Cornyn leads Hegar by 8 points, 49 percent to 41 percent.
The NBC News/Marist survey of North Carolina was conducted Feb. 23-27 of 2,120 registered Republicans, which includes a margin of error of plus-minus 2.6 percentage points.
The margin of error for its 568 likely Democratic primary voters in the country is plus-minus 5.1 percentage points.
The NBC News/Marist survey of Texas was conducted Feb. 23-27 of 2,409 registered Republicans, which includes a margin of error of plus-minus 2.5 percentage points.