NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have jumped ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden among New York Demorats, according to a new poll.
A Siena College poll released Monday has Sanders leading the way at 25 percent, followed by Bloomberg at 21 percent and Biden third with 13 percent.
Thirty-three percent of Democrats say that Bloomberg has the best chance to beat Trump, followed by Sanders at 22 percent and Biden in third at 16 percent.
The poll also found that 62 percent of New York voters think President Donald Trump will win a second term.
“While New Yorkers appear poised to give the Democrats their ninth consecutive presidential nod, they also overwhelmingly believe Trump is poised to win re-election to a second term,” Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said. “More than three-quarters of Republicans, nearly three-quarters of independents and nearly half of Democrats think Trump will win re-election in November. A majority of voters from every demographic group think Trump will win, with the exception of Democrats – only a plurality – and self-described liberals, who say he will not win 47-42 percent.”
More than 650 registered voters were surveyed.
Seven candidates will return to the debate stage Tuesday night in South Carolina: Bloomberg, Sanders, Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Tom Steyer.