Poll: Biden has 2020 lead over Oprah, top Dems

Poll: Biden has 2020 lead over Oprah, top Dems
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBriahna Joy Gray: White House thinks extending student loan pause is a 'bad look' Biden to meet with 11 Democratic lawmakers on DACA: report Former New York state Senate candidate charged in riot MORE has a small lead over media mogul Oprah Winfrey and the field of potential Democratic presidential candidates for 2020, according to a new survey.

The poll from RABA Research — an outlet helmed by past campaign aides for former President Obama and former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush — finds Biden leading among Democratic voters polled with 26 percent support. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBriahna Joy Gray: White House thinks extending student loan pause is a 'bad look' Lawmakers can't reconcile weakening the SALT cap with progressive goals Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action MORE (I-Vt.), whose insurgent challenge to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Women's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement MORE turned him into a pop culture icon and progressive hero, is in second place at 21 percent. 

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Winfrey, whose Golden Globes speech this week sparked presidential buzz on the left, takes 20 percent. She is followed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPelosi disputes Biden's power to forgive student loans Warren hits the airwaves for Newsom ahead of recall election Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action MORE (D) at 18 percent.

Fifteen percent of respondents said they’re unsure at this point or would pick someone else. Democrats could have a massive field of candidates vying to take on President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt MORE in 2020.

Biden also has the highest favorability rating in the field, at 76 percent positive.

Winfrey and Sanders ring in at 67 percent favorable, while 58 percent of Democrats have a positive view of Warren.

The RABA online survey of 345 Democrats nationwide was conducted between Jan. 10-11 and has a 5 percentage point margin of error.