Joe Biden Wins Progressive Turnout Project Post-Debate Flash Poll

July 31, 2019
 CONTACT: Shannon Faulise; [email protected]

Joe Biden Wins Progressive Turnout Project Post-Debate Flash Poll
More than 25% of grassroots supporters express preference for Former Vice President

CHICAGO—Former Vice President Joe Biden emerged as the winner of Progressive Turnout Project’s flash poll following the second Democratic debate tonight in Detroit. Of the 11,292 participants who opted-in to the poll, Biden earned the support of 25.3 percent of respondents in the hour after the debate.

“Tonight the Progressive Turnout Project community made clear that they’re confident in Former Vice President Joe Biden’s vision for America, as well as his ability to bring us together and defeat Donald Trump next November,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan.

The grassroots-funded political action committee conducted its flash poll immediately following the candidates’ closing statements by sending text messages to previously engaged activists, donors, and supporters who indicated that they planned to watch the Democratic debates. Senator Elizabeth Warren won the previous night’s poll with the support of 46.9 percent of its participants.

“With four presidential debates behind us, our party’s base is rallying around strong candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden,” said Morgan. “Most important, our supporters have made it clear that once this competitive primary comes to a close, we need to come together and do everything we can to defeat Donald Trump.”

While the poll was not scientific, Morgan believes it is a strong barometer for enthusiasm among the Democratic party’s progressive base. The full results of the poll are as follows:

Joe Biden25.3 percent
Undecided18.5 percent
Cory Booker16.5 percent
Kamala Harris12.5 percent
Jay Inslee6.5 percent
Andrew Yang5.8 percent
Julián Castro5.0 percent
Tulsi Gabbard3.8 percent
Kirsten Gillibrand3.5 percent
Michael Bennet1.8 percent
Bill de Blasio0.7 percent

“Progressive Turnout Project does not plan to endorse candidates in the 2020 primary,” said Morgan. “We’re proud to have a strong field of candidates who are talking about important issues like democracy reform and voting rights, and who will lead us to victory next November.”

Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded political action committee with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter-turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive elections across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization has raised more than $33 million with a supporter base of over 3.4 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 House and Senate races.

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