- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CNN released numbers Tuesday showing a huge polling advantage for presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden, saying their survey found the former vice president was the choice of 39 percent of Democrats registered to vote.

Mr. Biden saw a 10 percent jump from his numbers in March, with the former vice president holding a resounding lead against second-place Sen. Bernard Sanders, who sat at 15 percent.

Even so, Mr. Biden may not necessarily be doing as well among younger primary voters. The CNN poll, conducted by research organization SSRS, had too few respondents in both the 18-34 and 35-49 age cohorts to be deemed statistically significant.

The poll also claimed they sample size was “weighted to reflect national Census figures” for several basic demographics, including age.

They also noted the marker “N/A” represents less than 125 respondents and is used because the sample size is “too small to be projectable to their true values in the population.”

Mr. Biden’s primary opponents, but particularly Mr. Sanders, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke and South Bend [Ind.] Mayor Pete Buttigieg, are making a play for the youth vote within the Democratic coalition.

In a Monmouth University poll released on April 23 with the same age split, Mr. Sanders received 30 percent support from people 18-49 versus 10 percentage 50 and older. Mr. Biden received 25 percent and 28 percent respectively.

Overall, Mr. Biden received 27 percent to Mr. Sanders 20 percent.

Neither CNN nor SSRS immediately responded to requests for comment.

The CNN/SSRS poll interviewed 1,007 people from April 25-28 with a margin of error of 3.8 percent.

The Monmouth University poll interviewed April 11-15 with a margin of error of 5.4 percent. 

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