Why Biden’s still in the driver’s seat despite Sanders’ rise

But a new national Morning Consult/Politico poll indicates that Biden, who said Tuesday that his family has signed off on a 2020 bid but that he has yet to make a final decision, may have a more decisive advantage over the Vermont independent than Morning Consult’s latest horse-race poll suggests.

In the Feb. 22-24 survey, 681 Democratic voters nationwide were pressed on their opinions regarding the top two politicians leading the polls, and the results showed more affinity among respondents for former President Barack Obama’s No. 2 than the independent who challenged Hillary Clinton for the party’s nod in 2016. Fifty-one percent of Democrats said they agreed that Biden was one of their top choices for the party, and that they’d gladly support him in the primary — 13 points higher than the 38 percent who said the same of Sanders.

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