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Poll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 6 points, followed by Warren

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter Trump narrows Biden's lead in Pennsylvania: poll Florida breaks first-day early voting record with 350K ballots cast MORE leads the crowded Democratic field by 6 points in an Economist–YouGov poll released on Wednesday.

The poll found Biden as the first choice for 22 percent of those surveyed, followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas Senate Democrats call for ramped up Capitol coronavirus testing Government watchdog to investigate allegations of Trump interference at CDC, FDA MORE (D-Mass.) with 16 percent and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw MORE (I-Vt.) with 13 percent.

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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter As VP Kamala Harris could be a powerful voice for women's retirement security The clock is ticking and Trump is still taking a shellacking MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Biden town hall questioner worked as speechwriter in Obama administration: report MORE (D) rounded out the top five, both with 8 percent, according to the poll.

The survey, conducted Aug. 3-6 among 1,500 U.S. adult citizens, found Biden continuing to maintain stronger numbers among African American voters than the general primary electorate, with 33 percent identifying him as their first choice, followed by 13 percent for Warren and 10 percent for Sanders.

The poll has an overall margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points and 2.9 percentage points among registered voters.

Both Warren and Sanders have lost ground from a July 27–30 poll, which also showed Biden in first place at 26 percent and Warren at 18 percent.

The YouGov poll marks the second survey this week to show Warren in second place, following a Tuesday Quinnipiac poll that showed Biden in the lead with 32 percent support, a 2-point drop from the previous survey, and Warren with 21 percent, a 5-point gain from last month.