Exit polls: Who will Democrats vote for in 2020?

On Election Day, The Washington Post and Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University polled voters in 69 districts expected to be competitive to see what they think, how they feel and — ultimately — how they voted.

The 1,536 battleground voters who supported a Democrat in a congressional election were presented with 10 potential candidates for the next presidential race and asked:

“Which of the following candidates would you like to see win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination?”

Here’s how they responded.

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Joe Biden, 32%

Former vice president

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Bernie Sanders, 15%

U.S. senator from Vermont

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Kamala Harris, 10%

U.S. senator from California

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Elizabeth Warren, 10%

U.S. senator from Massachusetts

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Michael Bloomberg, 10%

Mayor of New York

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Beto O’Rourke, 9%

U.S. congressman for Texas’s 16th District

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Cory Booker, 7%

U.S. senator from New Jersey

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Kirsten Gillibrand, 2%

U.S. senator from New York

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John Hickenlooper, 2%

Governor of Colorado

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Eric Garcetti, 0%

Mayor of Los Angeles

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More about this poll

This poll was conducted among 1,536 battleground voters who supported a Democrat in a congressional election and has an error margin of +/- 3.5 percentage points.

To see further breakdown of the districts polled, demographics of respondents and poll methodology, visit the link below.

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