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Poll: Biden holds 24-point lead over Democratic field among black voters

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJapan to possibly ease COVID-19 restrictions before Olympics 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday China supplies millions of vaccine doses to developing nations in Asia MORE is the top pick among black voters, with a 24 point lead over his closest competitor in the 2020 Democratic primary field, according to a new poll.

A Hill-HarrisX survey found that 36 percent of registered black voters said they want Biden to be the party's nominee, followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders opposes Biden Interior nominee in procedural vote Briahna Joy Gray on how Sanders changed the healthcare conversation Sanders 'delighted' DeSantis asked White House to import Canadian prescription drugs MORE (I-Vt.) with 12 percent support.

No other candidate received double-digit support. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters Democratic patience runs out on bipartisan talks NYC progressives anxiously watch Maya Wiley's ascent MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisIt's past time we elect a Black woman governor Manchin rebuffs progressive push for infrastructure guarantee It's time for domestic workers to have rights MORE (D-Calif.) tied for third place, garnering 8 percent each.

Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerZombie Tax punishes farmers to fill DC coffers Rand Paul does not support a national minimum wage increase — and it's important to understand why Absences force Senate to punt vote on Biden nominee MORE (D-N.J.) was next with 5 percent, followed by former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke considering Texas governor bid: report O'Rourke clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid O'Rourke says he's not planning on run for Texas governor MORE (D-Texas) at 3 percent and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangFive takeaways from the NYC Democratic mayoral debate NYC progressives anxiously watch Maya Wiley's ascent Danny Glover endorses Eric Adams in NYC mayoral race MORE came in at 2 percent.

Twelve percent of respondents said they weren't sure, and 4 percent said none of the above.

The rest of the field, including candidates like South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHigh-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress Buttigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm MORE, polled at 1 percent.

The survey comes as White House hopefuls vie for the support of black voters, a crucial voting bloc in the Democratic Party.

Though Warren didn’t receive double-digit support in the Hill-HarrisX poll, other surveys have shown the Massachusetts senator gaining ground after struggling with the key demographic over the summer.

According to a Quinnipiac poll released last week, Warren's support among black voters climbed to 19 percent, a 9-point increase since August.

The Hill-HarrisX survey was conducted among 1,270 African American voters from Sept. 18-23. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

—Tess Bonn