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

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSteyer endorses Biden for president Sanders 2020 press secretary: Democratic leadership interested in 'corporate status quo' or 'they're planning to replace Joe' Biden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths 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 WarrenSteyer endorses Biden for president Biden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden faces tough task of uniting Democrats MORE (D-Mass.) with 16 percent and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSteyer endorses Biden for president Sanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Sanders 2020 press secretary: Democratic leadership interested in 'corporate status quo' or 'they're planning to replace Joe' MORE (I-Vt.) with 13 percent.

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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths Harris, Ocasio-Cortez among Democrats calling for recurring direct payments in fourth coronavirus bill On The Money: Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal | Small businesses struggling for loans | Treasury IG sends Dems report on handling of Trump tax returns MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden faces tough task of uniting Democrats Sanders campaign adviser on what went right and what went wrong Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: 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.