WASHINGTON – In the month since he formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic Presidential nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden has rocketed ahead in the latest RealClear Politics polls.
Biden, who has been leading since polling started, has rocketed to 38.3 percent in the polls, up from 31 percent in April.
Second-place candidate Bernie Sanders is sliding, having fallen to 18.8 percent, down from April’s 21.7 percent. This has boosted Biden’slead from 9.3 points, to 19.5 points.
Elizabeth Warren has increased her support from 5.7 percent last month to 8.5 percent in May.
Kamala Harris continues to slip in the polls, from 11.3 percent in March, to 7.8 percent in April and is currently at 7.3 percent.
Pete Buttiegieg has climbed from April’s 4.5 percent to 7 percent now.
Robert O’Roarke had climbed to 8.3 percent last month, but has fallen to 3.8 percent in May.
Cory Booker also continues to tumble in the field, down from March when he had 5 percent, to 3.7 percent in April and now 2.5 percent in May.
Julian Castro gained from 1.3 percent to 1.5 percent, while Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang and Kirsten Gillibrand continue to struggle to gain a foothold, each tallying only 1 percent.