2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination
2,383 Delegates Needed to Win
The Democratic Party will nominate a 2016 presidential candidate at its convention in Philadelphia the week of July 25, 2016. Primary and caucus events will go through mid June.
Estimated Delegates Earned
2,383 delegates needed to win. Superdelegates are Party officials who can support whichever candidate they like. The total number includes superdelegates that have committed to Clinton or Sanders. It is worth noting that ‘commit’ is not the same as ‘bound’; these superdelegates are free to switch until they vote at the Democratic Convention. Delegate Counts: New York Times
The map below shows the number of delegates each state will send to the Democratic convention. Use the filters below the map to view it in different ways. Click a state to see polling detail and an overview of its primary or caucus.
|February||Super Tues||March 2-31||April||May||After May|
The results of national polling for a preferred Democratic nominee is shown below. While these national polls are directionally interesting, the nominee will ultimately be chosen based on delegates earned during state-by-state primary and caucus votes.
|IBD/TIPP||6/06/2016||351 RV ±5.3%||51%||37%||12%|
|Quinnipiac||6/01/2016||678 RV ±3.8%||53%||39%||8%|
|NBC News / WSJ||5/23/2016||342 LV ±5.3%||53%||45%||2%|
|CBS News/NY Times||5/19/2016||371 LV ±6%||51%||44%||5%|
|Pew Research||5/05/2016||738 RV||54%||42%||4%|
|CNN | ORC||5/02/2016||405 RV ±5%||51%||43%||6%|
|IBD/TIPP||4/29/2016||355 RV ±5.3%||49%||43%||8%|
|Suffolk University||4/25/2016||363 LV ±5.1%||50%||45%||5%|
|NBC News / WSJ||4/18/2016||339 LV ±5.3%||50%||48%||2%|
|Fox News||4/14/2016||450 LV ±4.5%||48%||46%||6%|
†The average includes the most recent poll from each source within the past 30 days, up to a maximum of five. If five polls are found, and there are other qualifying polls on that same calendar date, those will also be included.