Biden still tops poll as Democrats just want candidate to beat Trump
Joe Biden maintained his lead for the Democratic presidential nomination as minorities gravitated toward the former vice president and his top rival, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, in search of the safest bets for beating President Donald Trump in 2020, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The opinion poll, carried out between August 1-5, shows 22pc of Democrats and independents would vote for Mr Biden, a level unchanged from a similar poll last month. Another 18pc said they supported Mr Sanders, up two percentage points.
None of 23 other candidates received more than 9pc. Thirty-six pc of Democrats say they are simply looking for someone who can win the election.