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

Former Vice President Joe Biden 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 Warren (D-Mass.) with 16 percent and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with 13 percent.

{mosads}Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (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.

Tags 2020 Democrats Bernie Sanders Economist/YouGov Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg Polling

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