Biden Lead Grows In Democratic Polls, Others Slipping

WASHINGTON – The gap between Democratic presidential hopeful Vice President Joe Biden and former candidate Bernie Sanders is growing and the rest of the field is falling back in the pack, if Real Clear Politics polling is correct.

The latest poll total have Biden still leading the field with 31 percent, up from March 16’s 30.8 percent. Sanders fell from 22.8 percent to 21.7 percent.

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The majority of the field continues to slip from March to this month’s tracking. Robert O’Rourke is bucking the trend by gaining in the polls. His numbers jumped from 5.8 percent in March to 8.3 percent. Kamala Harris dropped from 11.3 percent to 7.8 percent.

Elizabeth Warren also had lower numbers in April, falling from 7 percent to 5.7 percent.

Newcomer Pete Buttigieg registered at 4.5 percent in April, his first time in the polls.

Cory Booker slipped from 5 percent to 3.7 percent.  Amy Klobuchar also slipped in the polls, falling from 3.7 percent to 1.7 percent.

Julian Castro remained at 1.3 percent, which he has been tracking since polling started.

Andrew Yang remains at 1.2 percent, while New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand climbed from 0.8 percent to 1 percent. John Delaney is at 0.8 percent and Tulsi Gabbard fell from 1 percent to 0.7 percent.

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