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Poll: Sanders, Warren tied behind Biden in Arizona Democratic primary

Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders
Posted at 11:50 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 14:50:30-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A new poll is offering insight into the state of politics in Arizona, including the Democratic primary, impeachment and health care.

Emerson Polling conducted the survey of 901 registered voters in Arizona between Oct. 25 and Oct. 28, including 339 likely voters in the state's March Democratic presidential primary.

Emerson found Former Vice President Joe Biden with the most support among Arizona Democrats at 28 percent, with Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren tied for second at 21 percent. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg rounds out the top four at 12 percent.

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Emerson also surveyed Arizona voters on hypothetical matchups in a general election. Both Biden and Warren tied with President Donald Trump, with Sanders trailing Trump by two points though still within the margin of error.

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The race for Arizona's Senate seat in 2020 remains close, Emerson found. Presumed Democratic challenger Mark Kelly leads Republican Sen. Martha McSally by one point -- 46 to 45. Independents support Kelly by a 45-41 margin in the poll.

Aside from elections, Emerson also polled Arizona voters about several hot button issues, including impeachment. The poll found 50 percent oppose impeachment, with 44 percent in support.

Emerson also polled health care policy proposals among Arizona voters. Overall, 31 percent support a public option, 28 percent want to keep things as they are, 23 percent support Medicare for All, and 19 percent are unsure.

However, the results of that poll were divided among political factions. A plurality of Arizona Democrats support Medicare for All, a plurality of Republicans support keeping things the way they are and a public option found the most support among independents, Emerson's poll found.

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Click here to read the full results of Emerson's poll.

Polling aggregator FiveThirtyEight gives Emerson Polling a B+ grade.