Poll: Biden has 2020 lead over Oprah, top Dems

Poll: Biden has 2020 lead over Oprah, top Dems
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration Trump thinks he could easily beat Sanders in 2020 match-up: report Biden marks MLK Day: Americans are 'living through a battle for the soul of this nation' MORE has a small lead over media mogul Oprah Winfrey and the field of potential Democratic presidential candidates for 2020, according to a new survey.

The poll from RABA Research — an outlet helmed by past campaign aides for former President Obama and former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush — finds Biden leading among Democratic voters polled with 26 percent support. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersMellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) Former Sanders campaign manager: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC Adult film star: Trump and Stormy Daniels invited me to 'hang out' MORE (I-Vt.), whose insurgent challenge to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE turned him into a pop culture icon and progressive hero, is in second place at 21 percent. 


Winfrey, whose Golden Globes speech this week sparked presidential buzz on the left, takes 20 percent. She is followed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Trump is a 'racist bully' Poll: Oprah would outperform Warren, Harris against Trump in California Democrats continue to dismiss positive impacts of tax reform MORE (D) at 18 percent.

Fifteen percent of respondents said they’re unsure at this point or would pick someone else. Democrats could have a massive field of candidates vying to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE in 2020.

Biden also has the highest favorability rating in the field, at 76 percent positive.

Winfrey and Sanders ring in at 67 percent favorable, while 58 percent of Democrats have a positive view of Warren.

The RABA online survey of 345 Democrats nationwide was conducted between Jan. 10-11 and has a 5 percentage point margin of error.