A new Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll of likely Iowa caucus voters released on Saturday has former Vice President Joe Biden with a slim lead – despite him not even deciding yet if he is running.
The poll found Biden receiving the most support of the 20 declared and potential candidates in the state with the support of 27% of likely Iowa caucus voters, down slightly from 32% in December.
Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders came in second with 25%, followed by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren with 9%, California Senator Kamala Harris with 7% and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke with 5%.
“If I’m Joe Biden sitting on the fence and I see this poll, this might make me want to jump in,” said J. Ann Selzer, president of the Des Moines-based Selzer & Co., which conducted the poll. “I just can’t find much in this poll that would be a red flag for Joe Biden.”
The poll surveyed 401 likely Democratic caucus voters from March 3-6 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percent.