Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 21 points

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Robinette BidenButtigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE holds a commanding lead over the rest of the 2020 Democratic presidential field, according to a new Morning Consult poll

The survey, which was released Monday night, found that 40 percent of likely Democratic primary voters favor Biden over the expansive 2020 field. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE (I-Vt.) is a distant second, with 19 percent of Democratic voters saying they are in favor of him. 

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Eight percent of respondents said they would support Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg jokes about holding town hall same night as 'Game of Thrones' finale Buttigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Warren offers to help Twitter user with her love life MORE (D-Mass.), while 7 percent said they'd favor Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Buttigieg condemns 'voices on Fox' for spreading 'fear' and 'lies' ahead of town hall appearance MORE (D-Calif.). South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg jokes about holding town hall same night as 'Game of Thrones' finale Buttigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE (D) came in fifth, with 6 percent of Democratic primary voters saying they'd support him. 

The latest Morning Consult survey shows that Biden has gained support since officially launching his presidential campaign in late April. He's jumped 10 points in the poll since his April 25 launch, Morning Consult found. 

Meanwhile, Morning Consult reported that Sanders experienced a 5-point slide since Biden announced his candidacy. 

Buttigieg has also experienced a 3-point dip since Biden's launch. 

Morning Consult noted that Biden's large lead over Sanders expands when accounting only Democratic primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the first four states to hold presidential primaries or caucuses. 

Forty-four percent of survey respondents in the early primary states said they'd support Biden, while 20 percent said they'd support Sanders. 

Polls appear to show that Biden and Sanders are the current favorites among the 2020 Democratic field. But recent polls have also shown Biden with a solid lead over the Independent senator. A Harvard CAPS–Harris Poll survey released last week showed Biden with a 30-point lead against Sanders. 

The Morning Consult poll was conducted from April 29 to May 5 among a national population of 15,770 likely Democratic primary voters. It has a margin of error of 1 percentage point.