A recent Harvard-Harris poll shows that despite the insurgent candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), only 7 per cent of Democrats polled identify as “socialist” and that the overwhelming plurality of Democrats identify with President Barack Obama.

The Harvard-Harris poll shows that a near majority of Democrats still identify with former President Obama, despite the fact that a number of Democrats running in the 2020 election are distancing themselves from the immigration policies of the Obama administration, and using it as a platform to run against former vice president Joe Biden.

In the poll, Democrat respondents were asked “Which of the following labels do you most identify with as a Democrat,” and asked to rank their top three labels.



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